Packed With Protein, Why Health-Conscious Consumers Can't Get Enough of This Product

Packed With Protein, Why Health-Conscious Consumers Can't Get Enough of This Product

The healthy food movement is alive and kicking.

“The consumer-driven shift towards fresher, cleaner foods isn’t a fad. It is a movement that is here to stay,” reported “Fortune” last year.

And stay it has!

We are increasingly seeing more fine-dining restaurants offer fresh, seasonal, farm-to-table ingredients within their menus. As well as many fast casual concepts making health-conscious decisions when it comes to sourcing ingredients, ultimately, making the healthy food movement part of their business model.

According to a Statista survey, 59 percent of professional chefs from the American Culinary Federation stated that vegetable carb substitutes were a top trend in main dishes for restaurant menus in 2017. In another survey from the same source, 76 percent of consumers said they are making small changes to achieve a healthier overall diet in 2016.

At the rate consumers are gravitating to a health-conscious diet, it is more important than ever for foodservice professionals and suppliers to recognize this and cater to the demand.

That’s exactly what yogurt company Chobani® has been doing through its recipe gallery for the foodservice industry.

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Good For You Menu Strategies From The Good For You Brands

Good For You Menu Strategies From The Good For You Brands

Customers want healthier menu options when they go out to eat. We sat down with a few good for you brands that are known for providing healthy and delicious options to their guests. Between the team at Freshii and those behind Veggie Grill, we received some solid tips on mastering a healthy menu.

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Elon Musk’s Brother Opens an Affordable Healthy Grab-and-Go Restaurant

Elon Musk’s Brother Opens an Affordable Healthy Grab-and-Go Restaurant

By Kerri Adams, Editor-at-Large

Although there are several veggie-focused healthy fast casuals gaining momentum in today’s market, there has yet to be a quick-serve restaurant to successfully serve this primarily healthy options.

Well, that is all about to change. 

The Tech mogul and CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk’s Brother Kimbal is also developing an innovative concept. 

In August, Musk will be opening The Kitchennette, a restaurant in Memphis, Tennessee that will be not only healthy, but also affordable with food options all under $5 or less. 

The grab-and-go restaurant’s menu will be made up of salads, sandwiches and soups. 

The location of the fast food joint will be in the visitor’s center at Shelby Farms Park, a 4,500-acre park and conservancy. The décor will mimic a coffee shop with a few tables inside, with more seating options on the patio and park.

Establishing a "Real Food Culture"

Musk hopes this will re-connect people with their environment and community. 

"In the past five years, we've moved toward eating in our cars, our cubicles, and in front of our TVs. It's very isolating," said Musk to techinsider. "The reality is that we connect through food, and we have the opportunity to do it three times a day.”

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True Food Kitchen Opens in Austin

True Food Kitchen  | Facebook

True Food Kitchen | Facebook

Austin welcomed its first True Food Kitchen location, the health conscious restaurant created by acclaimed health expert Dr. Andrew Weil and restaurateur Sam Fox. Opening in an old power plant in the Seaholm District, True Food Kitchen looks to offer diners a new take on healthy dining. Rather than offering traditional tofu-based, or an entirely vegetable driven menu, the restaurant focuses on anti-inflammatory ingredients known for their ability to help prevent the onset of cancer and Alzheimer's.

The Austin location is the 12th U.S. restaurant that Weil and Fox have opened together, and the duo have plans to open seven more locations in the near future. Read More

Austin's First Paleo Restaurant Opening Brick and Mortar on Burnet Road

Picnik's Current Location  | Facebook

Picnik's Current Location | Facebook

Austin's first ever Paleo restaurant Picnik is set to open a brick and mortar location on the city's famed Burnet Road, taking over the former property of the now shuttered Fork & Taco. Picnik first began as a food truck, serving gluten-free, Paleo cuisine including specialties such as bone broth and butter coffee.

The new location promises to continue serving these crowd favorites, as well as expand the current menu in order to feature new dishes as well as a dinner service. The restaurant plans to open in early spring, hoping to become the go-to spot for health conscious diners throughout Austin. Read More