Food

A new generation of upgraded kids' menus plays to parents, but they're getting Gen Alpha to hit the 'like' button

While many fast-food chains stick to old-school kids’ fare, there’s a recent surge among fast-casual and full-service restaurants to offer healthier, more grownup menus that appeal to the whole family.
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