Consumer Trends

Which chains are best at ‘healthy’

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Because different people define “healthy” different ways, this ranking of the top brands does as well. Technomic’s Consumer Brand Metrics study asks customers to rate the chains they frequent on a multitude of attributes, including “healthy options are available” and “serves natural, organic, sustainable or responsibly sourced menu items and ingredients.” Here are the top QSRs and fast-casual brands, along with the percentage of consumers who gave each chain a top-box rating.

Healthy options are available

Serves natural, organic, sustainable or responsibly sourced menu items and ingredients

Quick serviceFast casual
61% Jamba Juice63% Zoes Kitchen
57% Tropical Smoothie56% Jason's Deli
53% Ben & Jerry's55% Which Wich
52% Pinkberry55% Newks Eatery
51% Chick-fil-A54% Chipotle

 

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