Last month's issue included an article on Kid-Friendly Dining and included coverage of new kids' menus at Chili's, Red Lobster and Ritz-Carlton Hotels. Based upon recent announcements, it appears obesity concerns are spearheading major changes to kids' menus throughout the restaurant industry. Here are some of the latest announcements concerning kids' menus.
We continue to look for news about entertainment venues addressing parents' increasing concern to feed their children healthy and nutritious foods, joining the paradigm shift in the restaurant industry occurring with new offerings on children's menus. The only news we've seen is from Chuck E. Cheese's, which recently introduced a 2 net-carbs per slice pizza, but that was primarily focused at parents as eaters rather than their kids. It's no wonder that when it comes time to eat, most families visiting location-based entertainment venues hit the road for better dining opportunities at chain restaurants.