February 8, 2013

Good for Big Bottom Lines

1 French Fry Sales Down; Low-Cal Food Sales Up

Sales of high calorie restaurant foods are down while sales of lower-calorie, healthier options are up, says a Hudson Institute study that analyzed sales figures at 21 restaurant chains including Taco Bell, Red Lobster and McDonald’s. The report, which examined sales between 2006 and 2011, shows that restaurants offering healthier options reported a 5.5% increase in sales and a 10.9% increase in overall traffic. Restaurants without healthier options saw their sales drop 5.5%. The food industry has been under pressure to provide healthier food options not only from health experts but from consumers as well. The study used calorie counts to determine which foods were healthier. An item was consider lower-calorie if it had 500 or fewer calories.

More at Todayhealth.today.com | Posted 5 years ago by Melody Lesser

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Tags: Fast Food, High Calorie Foods, Restaurant Chains, Lower Calorie Foods, Hudson Institute

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