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Restaurant Reopening: Alleviating Fear

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After a nearly two-month nationwide lockdown, the US economy is finally starting to open up. As of today, all 50 states are at least partially open. If you stepped outside this recent Memorial Day weekend or watched internet footage of celebrations, you would think that people forgot that a pandemic even exists–throngs gathered in public places, many ignoring social distancing and facial covering guidelines. The fact of the matter is, no matter how eager people are for things to get back to normal, things are still not normal. COVID-19 has claimed the lives of over 100,000 people in the United…

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Even McDonald’s can be healthy!

Healthy eating at McDonald’s is not an oxymoron, says the registered dietitian who oversees nutrition at the company’s 14,000 fast-food restaurants in the United States. Cindy Goody, U.S. director of nutrition for McDonald’s, concedes nutrition used to be “a dirty word” at McDonald’s, but now the chain is seeking to be a leader in nutrition…

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Could “skinny” adult beverages be the next big thing?

It’s no surprise that consumer tastes are more on the lighter, healthier side these days. This healthy trend is not just limited to food, however. I’m sure you’ve seen all the light, low-calorie beer commercials. But now you can get low-calorie “skinny” adult beverages at your favorite restaurants, too. Check out Fleming’s Steakhouse’s new 99…

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Careful Menu Selections Part 1

As an informed restaurant owner, you can help customers make healthier choices and still enjoy the convenience of a restaurant. Over the next series of blog posts, we will discuss what restaurant owners can offer both on and off the menu to create healthy choices for guests. This creates a sense of care and concern…

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Are we getting too much information about food we order?

Walk into a restaurant these days and you might be able to check the calorie count of your enchilada, the salt content of your fries, the “heart healthy” status of your steak and — in at least one pioneering restaurant— the carbon footprint of your vegetable lasagna.   This is the Information Overload era of…

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The results are in: eager and healthy-conscious diners this summer

A recent study of 4,600 consumers, conducted by MarketForce, has indicated some new insight into today’s restaurant dining trends. First off, the good news is that consumer confidence with regards to eating out is way up! And even more notable is the fact that consumers are very concerend with eating healthy. Let’s take a look…

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UFood Grill Healthy Eating Brand Signs for 10 Airport Locations

UFood Restaurant Group, Inc. announced that it has signed a Master License agreement with premier travel retailer Hudson Group Retail LLC for the expansion of its UFood Grill concept to 10 additional US airports. UFood Grill currently operates fast casual restaurants in Boston’s Logan International Airport and the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, two of…

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