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Calif. Restaurant Association Incorporates ServSafe Practices

Red Book Solutions announces a partnership with the California Restaurant Association (CRA) to provide daily playbooks that positively support managers’ performance to drive profitability.The Manager’s Red Book – CRA Edition andThe Heart of the House Yellow Book – CRA Edition (coming soon) incorporate the California Food Handler Program and ServSafe compliance practices.

Soup’s On!

Good soups can warm a diner on a cold winter’s day, but, according to chefs nationwide, that is only the beginning.Michael Anthony“Soups are a great indicator of what is coming. It says so much about the quality of the food at any restaurant,” says Michael Anthony, executive chef at New York’s Gramercy Tavern.

Old Chicago Introduces Crisp Greens & Hearty ‘Zones

Old Chicago–the made-from-scratch American fare, pizza, and beer authority known for its World Beer Tour and 110 varied, cold beers–just launched its latest limited-time offer, “Crisp Greens & Hearty ‘Zones,” a meal combination sure to cure those winter blues.

Chili’s Sheds Light on Healthy Dishes

Chili's Grill & Bar introduces a new Lighter Choices menu with seven bold entrees that, in addition to being delicious, also happen to nutritious and flavorful.The Lighter Choice items are featured on HealthyDiningFinder.

La Madeleine Adds Smart Choices to Menu

La Madeleine Country French Cafés are adding new options to its popular, everyday Smart Choices menu. These delicious new alternatives are only available for a limited time, now through March 20.With the holiday revelry over, many of us are watching our dietary intake.

Daily Grill Reveals Their New Simply 600 Menu

New Year, new resolutions: Eat healthier and get a full meal with Daily Grill’s new Simply 600 Menu.Made up of meals that are 600 calories or less, Simply 600 caters to everyone’s appetite including lower calorie salads, sandwiches, burgers, tacos, seafood, chicken, meat, and pasta dishes.

Applebee’s Highlights Dishes Under 550 Calories

Nine in 10 Americans who have ever made food-related New Year's resolutions have broken them, according to a recent survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar.

Blue Plate is Chicago’s First Certified Green Caterer

Blue Plate, one of Chicago's most successful and trusted catering and food solutions companies (www.blueplatechicago.com), has been 2 Star Certified by the Green Restaurant Association, and has now become Chicago's first and only green certified caterer.

Restaurants Respond to New Year’s Resolutions

As the New Year approaches, many Americans will make resolutions, often involving diets and healthy eating. Technomic has found that an increasing number of restaurants are able to meet these consumers' needs by creating dishes that are low in fat, calories, and sugar, and by proudly describing these healthful properties.

HealthyDiningFinder Launches Mobile App

With the busy holiday season upon us, Healthy Dining and HealthyDiningFinder.com can help Americans maintain their healthy lifestyle regimen, even during the season of tempting treats and endless holiday entertaining.

EPA Approves Hydrocarbon Alternatives

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added three hydrocarbons as acceptable alternatives in household and small commercial refrigerators and freezers through EPA’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program.

USDA Risk Management Tool Aims for GAP

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan, along with leaders from food and agriculture organizations, introduced today a free online tool to help U.S. producers of all sizes achieve Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) harmonized standards and certification, helping to further expand economic opportunities for American agriculture.

USDA's MyPlate Contrasts Real Plates

The nutritionally-balanced quadrants of the USDA’s MyPlate, the graphic interpretation of the new federal dietary guidelines that depicts a healthful daily diet, looks very different than what’s actually on the plates of most Americans, according to The NPD Group, a leading market research company.