Jersey Mike's CEO signs pledge to encourage a healthy workplace

Jersey Mike's Subs's CEO/Founder Peter Cancro has signed the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity CEO Pledge as part of its commitment to promoting healthful living in the workplace. According to a news release, Jersey Mike's is the first company...

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Is grass-fed milk better for you than organic milk?

One industry insider claims grass-fed labels are bringing in customers, more than non-GMO labels.

Capitalizing on new school nutrition policies

New nutritional policies offer a great opportunity for restaurants to partner with schools to deliver healthy menu options for students.

Consumers say one thing, do another when it comes to healthy choices

Consumers sometimes say one thing, but do another when it comes to healthful choices. This conflict affects their food choices and translates into complex flavor trends which can be difficult to unravel.

Salata’s growth driven by consumer demand for clean eating

Guests also want more vegetarian proteins, such as quinoa, tofu and falafel, as well as sauces and spices.

Exploring the role of whole grains in the food industry

'If you can pronounce the ingredients, it's probably good for you,' said Cynthia Harriman, director at Oldways and The Whole Grain Council.

'Stealth health' menu approaches are on trend

Kids also want more healthful options from restaurants.

Health focus driving children's menu options

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.

Panera commits to ‘clean ingredients’ by 2016

The bakery-cafe chain is on a 'mission to help fix a broken food system.'

Teriyaki Madness CEO discusses the drivers behind the company's growth

Teriyaki Madness is set to triple its current footprint.

Why gluten-free is here to stay

Gluten-free menu items have increased by 200 percent since 2010.

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Smoothie King adding two vegan smoothies to menu

Interest in plant-based diets growing among all consumers, not just vegans, says Smoothie King CEO.

Restaurant chains falling short on healthy option promises

A new white paper from Technomic, titled "Better-for-You Chains: Consumer Ratings of Restaurants' Health Offerings," shows that a majority of consumers are unsatisfied with restaurant chain's availability of healthy options. A majority of consumers said it's important for brands, including...

Jamba Juice launches cold-pressed juice line

Juices are preservative-free and processed without heat.

Jamba Juice launching fruit snack product

RedHawk Food Group has entered into a licensing agreement with Jamba Juice to introduce Jamba Fruit Snacks.

Modmarket prints nutrition info on each receipt

An article in the Dallas Morning News notes that Modmarket prints nutrition information right on the receipt.

Mediterranean Brands introduces non-GMO-verified products

Mediterranean Brands has announced that two of its products, Falafel Crisps and Falafel Scoop and Go, have gained Non-GMO Project Verification.

Jason's Deli adds gluten-free chicken nuggets

Jason's Deli announced the addition of J.D. Nuggetz, a gluten-free chicken nugget, to its menu in all locations.

Familiar ingredients, good descriptions help Americans make healthy food choices

A new study by Mintel reveals that 27 percent of American diners prefer to order healthy meals with familiar ingredients.

Several fast casual brands recognized for healthy meal options

Gold's Gym recently announced the winners of its first-ever "Golden Plate Awards." Winners included Chipotle Mexican Grill, Corner Bakery Cafe and Zoes Kitchen.

Fatburger turns itself inside out in quest for healthier option

Fatburger's new protein burger -- an inside-out version of the better burger chain's typical offering – shaves off calories and carbs by nixing the bun and putting beef patties in its place.

NPR's On Point explores healthy options and the fast casual segment

NPR's On Point with Tom Ashbrook recently focused a segment on health claims of the fast casual restaurant industry.

Jamba Juice gives away nearly half a million servings of fruit, veggies

Jamba Inc. gave away 217,000 servings of fruit and 283,000 servings of vegetables during its "Free Juice Giveaway" at stores systemwide earlier this month. Jamba stores averaged over 215 hand-crafted juice samples each in just two hours, or almost two...

Whole Grains Council sets topics for November conference

Oldways and its Whole Grains Council have announced its conference, called Whole Grains: Breaking Barriers, is set for Nov. 9-11, 2014 at the Hyatt Boston Harbor in Boston.

Kids LiveWell marks third anniversary with 150 restaurant brands

The National Restaurant Association’s Kids LiveWell program is celebrating its three-year anniversary this month. The voluntary program has grown from 19 to 150 participating restaurant brands in that time, representing more than 42,000 locations nationwide.

Smashburger tops off menu with organic arugula and mushrooms

Smashburger announced the addition of organic arugula and organic mushrooms on its menus nationwide. The additions join Smashburger's other organic options, which include HONEST Fresh-Brewed Organic Teas and Apple Juice, and Horizon Organic Milk. The company is also in the...

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Get the facts on restaurant nutrition. Consumers are increasingly concerned about healthy lifestyles and you need to know the difference between what they say they want and what they'll actually order.