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What to do when your 1000-calorie burger meets the new menu labeling law

By Katya Baxter, Nutritionist, MenuMax.com

Being held responsible for your customers’ diets is probably not something a chef or an operator is looking forward to. Understandable.

But since the menu labeling law is just around the corner, you are going to need an easy-to-implement, reliable solution. Let’s face it: some of your [...]

Understanding the Proposed Menu Labeling Rules

As specified in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, “restaurants and similar retail food establishments that are part of a chain of 20 or more locations, doing business under the same name, and offering for sale substantially the same menu, must provide calorie and other nutrition information for standard menu [...]

Foodservice Dynamics Adapt to Today’s Economy and Consumer Demands

Arthur Burkhart, VP Business Development MenuMax™

When an operator opens his doors each day he knows that a new world order is at play in the foodservice and hospitality industry. Patrons who typically purchased two bottles of wine at dinner now purchase only one. Once, their fare of choice was lobster, now [...]

MenuMax.com Offers Affordable Nutrition-Analysis Solution

WOODSIDE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Foodservice operators looking to comply with impending nutrition-labeling guidelines have a new option for analyzing their menus.

Several U.S. cities, counties and states have already passed menu-labeling laws, and Section 2572 of the U.S. health care reform package creates such guidelines for the entire country. While nutrition-analysis services can cost tens [...]

How do Restaurants Comply with Menu-Labeling Laws?

U.S. Menu-labeling laws as of Feb. 2010

As this map from Feb. 2010 shows, several U.S. cities, counties and states have already passed menu-labeling laws, and Section 2572 of the U.S. health care reform package creates such guidelines for the entire country. Proponents of the legislation say that people might not order [...]

N.J. Senate passes menu-labeling law

On Jan. 13, New Jersey inched closer to joining the handful of states who require at least some restaurants to label their menus with calorie counts and other nutritional information. Gov. Jon Corzine has said he will sign the bill into law.

The New Jersey Restaurant Association takes credit for expanding the limitations [...]

National Menu-Labeling Bill is a “Long Time Coming”

Check out this article that analyzes the legislation currently before the U.S. Senate. If signed into law, the bill would require restaurant chains to display calorie content on their menus and other, detailed nutrition information upon request. This in-depth analysis of the legislation includes viewpoints from national chain operators, dietitians and other industry [...]

Seattle Restaurant Visits Open Writer’s Eyes to Calorie Content

In this opinion piece from the Chicago Tribune, writer Bonnie Miller Rubin recalls a recent visit to Seattle, where a law requires all restaurants with more than 15 outlets to bear calorie contents on their menus. Read her article at The Chicago Tribune Website to find out if she changed her dining behavior [...]