If you are still on the fence about whether you should provide menu items that are allergen- and/or gluten-free, provide a dish as a limited-time-offer to see how well it sells.
Watch for menu trends at airport bars and lounges, Hollywood and convenience stores.
The focus on establishments that serve food items will become more prevalent as the number of people born with allergens continues to increase.
Have a disclaimer up in your restaurant that lets customers know the efforts made to accommodate diners with special dietary needs.
Operators need to know the 8 major allergens and the best practices surrounding the use of separate containers and preparation methods designed to prevent cross-contact.
Although it is not the restaurant industry's job to fix the problems associated with childhood obesity, the industry can take steps to ensure children of all socio-economic backgrounds have access to healthy meals.
Gluten free, Greek yogurt, beverages and children's nutrition are just some of the show highlights from the food side.
Until there is more education about food sensitivities, the onus remains on the consumer to make sure their meal is safe.
Companies that offer restaurant liability insurance have begun expanding policies to cover claims related to gluten reactions as well as food poisoning and allergic reactions.
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Gluten free can be one of the best places for restaurants to shine, or just the opposite.
Jason's Deli announced the addition of J.D. Nuggetz, a gluten-free chicken nugget, to its menu in all locations.
The 2014 AllergyEats Food Allergy Conference is set for Oct. 21 beginning at 8 a.m.
Firewürst is expanding its menu a new Certified Angus Beef hot dog, a gluten-free bun option and several vegetarian items. “Since our inception in 2012, we have been committed to serving the highest quality and nutritious food to our customers,”...
Culinary Software Services recently announced the release of ChefTec xt3 software. New features include additional functions, improved performance and updated user interface.
According to a news release, the updated software has the ability to identify gluten-free recipes.
Although just 11 percent of U.S. households follow a gluten-free diet, about 25 percent of consumers believe that gluten-free is good for everyone, according to new research from The NPD Group.
Smashburger announced a new partnership with Udi’s Gluten Free to rollout out a gluten-free bun option at all U.S. Smashburger locations.
According to new research from Mintel Menu Insights, the use of "organic" on restaurant menus has declined by 28 percent from 2010 to 2013. Organic continues to be the leading ethical claim on menus, however. "The reality is that organic...
More than half of U.S. chain restaurants plan to increase their light- or low-calorie menu items this year, with 52 percent adding offerings to their gluten-free menu, according to a national menu price survey by restaurant supply-chain co-op SpenDifference. The...
AllergyEats today released its 2014 list of Most Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Chains nationwide, which included Uno Chicago Grill and, new this year, Mellow Mushroom. According to a news release, the chains were selected because they rank the highest on AllergyEats' website...
Food Allergy Research & Education has announced a partnership with MenuTrinfo, a provider of nutritional analysis and allergen training, to offer the company's AllerTrain program to foodservice operators and their teams. As part of FARE's new College Food Allergy Program,...
MenuTrinfo has been named the nutritional partner for Amtrak, and will conduct menu nutritional services for the railway's food and beverage service. "MenuTrinfo is honored and thrilled to be the chosen nutritional partner for Amtrak. The vision and direction of...
MenuTrinfo has announced a new partnership with Food Services of America, a broadline foodservice distributor. MenuTrinfo will supply nutritional analysis and allergy training for customers participating in FSA's At Your Service program, which provides restaurant operators with services that assist...
Calexico, the NYC-based concept that was named Best Mexican in New York City by Zagat, has signed its third multi-unit franchise deal of 2013. The new deal is a 10-unit deal for Long Island and Queens, neighboring the brand's home...
MenuTrinfo, a provider of nutritional analysis and allergen identification for foodservice operators, will be the official provider of allergy and gluten-free training during the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo, Aug. 18-20 in Los Angeles, and the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show, Sept.
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today published a new regulation defining the term "gluten-free" for voluntary food labeling. According to a news release, this will provide a uniform standard definition to help the up to 3 million Americans who...