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Can healthy eating and restaurants coexist?

A Deeper Dive: RB Executive Editor Lisa Jennings joins the podcast for a discussion on Ozempic, healthy fast casuals and whether the industry has a responsibility to help with America’s obesity crisis.

Will restaurants need to serve more healthy food in the future?

This week’s episode of the Restaurant Business podcast “A Deeper Dive” features RB Executive Editor Lisa Jennings and we spend the entire time talking about the concept of a healthy fast-food restaurant.

Lisa and I have had numerous debates over the years about this topic and we thought we’d let you in on some of them. We chat about Ozempic and drugs like it, and whether these medications could ultimately change the restaurant industry by curbing the appetite of a potentially large number of Americans who could end up taking those drugs.

We talk about why there hasn’t yet been a truly healthy fast-food restaurant, and about the types of chains that are doing something about it, such as Everbowl, Salad & Go and others. And we talk about the success of chains like Cava and Chipotle.

We also debate about the restaurant industry’s role in the obesity crisis, and whether it has a responsibility to change that.

It’s a healthy debate on A Deeper Dive this week, so check it out.

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