New York City passed some very progressive menu labeling laws. According to a FoxNews.com article, “Restaurants in New York City with 15 or more outlets nationwide now must conspicuously post the nutritional content of each item on their menus. Similar legislation is coming to San Francisco and Seattle, and is under consideration in about a dozen other cities and state legislatures.”
Some restaurants in New York City are stepping up, with or without legislation. “We want to be up-front and tell our customers exactly what’s in the food,” says founder Anthony Leone, who started the business (Energy Kitchen) five years ago.
Active families have developed a pattern of eating out. This is a part of our culture, and this trend is not expected to change dramatically. The trick is to have healthy, local, delicious, and nutritious options. These options also need to consider smaller portion sizes and price. Today’s economy is not dead, it is just selective.