Reportedly, the world's No. 2 hamburger chain
Burger King Worldwide
) seeks to promote its low-calorie offerings with the launch of a
new crinkle-cut French fry by the name Satisfries. These fries
contain 20% less calories than the regular ones. Per media
reports, a small order of Satisfries will have about 270 calories
while the regular ones, sans crinkles, have 350 calories.
The recipe is more or less the same while the proportions of
ingredients have been readjusted to absorb less oil.
Lately, U.S. eateries are serving a more healthy menu, giving in
to consumer preferences for fresh, organic, nutritious and low
calorie food. Rising health concerns and increasing awareness
about obesity and related diseases have led to the shift in
consumer preference toward healthy and "good for you" products.
In such a scenario, declining consumption of French fries hardly
comes as a surprise and hence, frozen potato suppliers are
working on techniques to lower calories and fat content in their
products. Therefore, in order to boost its key French fries
business, this Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) hamburger chain worked with
McCain Foods, its French fry supplier, to make the lower-calorie
Offering gluten-free or 'wheat-free' products is also fast
becoming another trend at restaurant chains. Though these
food items are not exactly low calorie, they do provide
alternative choices for people with food and dietary
Domino's Pizza Inc.
) offers gluten-free crusts, coffee and baked goods chain Dunkin'
Donuts owned by
Dunkin' Brands Group Inc.
) sells gluten-free pastries in some markets.
An upscale Mexican restaurant chain,
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.
) is also known for serving naturally raised/locally grown
ingredients. In fact, Chipotle is the only national restaurant
company to use fresh produce since 2008.
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