Menu Insights

Creating a well-designed menu presents the challenge of catering to customer preferences while standing out from the crowd. Keeping recipes tasty and healthy and on-trend is difficult. Take advantage of MenuCalc’s years of experience optimizing menus and get some menu insights from our certified professionals. The software and personalized professional assistance will help you make the perfect menu catered to current trends and customer preferences.

With MenuCalc, you can create faster and more innovative menus. Provide your customers with the information they need to make an informed food choice. With our ingredient and menu insights platform, you can build menus, nutritional displays, and allergen reports all in one place.

Today’s widely varying nutritional demands make creating a menu expensive and time-consuming. Keeping up with gluten-free, vegan, low-carb, and other food trends can seem almost impossible. With MenuCalc, you don’t have to spend long agonizing hours figuring out how to make a menu.

MenuCalc helps you create a menu while complying with FDA regulations. Complying with menu labeling laws and meeting customers’ nutritional expectations can be challenging for restaurants today. As a menu company, we understand the restauranteur’s struggle and strive to lighten your load.

How to Make a Menu FDA Compliant

MenuCalc’s menu insight services ensure you understand how to make a menu FDA Compliant. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration lists labeling and menu regulations. Therefore, it is prudent to comply.  The three essential labeling areas the FDA regulates are:

Calorie Labeling

Calorie labeling applies to restaurant chains and franchises with 20 or more establishments under the same name with the same menu items. They are required to display the calorie amounts for all regular menu items. The belief is that knowing the calorie count will help consumers make better-informed choices for their families and themselves. 

Nutritional Information

Similarly, restaurant chains with 20 or more establishments under the same name and menu must provide nutritional information. Unlike the regulations displaying calorie amounts, nutritional information does not have to be on display. Establishments just need to make the materials available upon request. 

Allergen Information

Only food manufacturers are required to provide allergen information on labels. Although, consumers enjoy it when a restaurant takes the time to display warnings for allergens in the food. Sesame, milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybeans currently take up 90% of severe food reactions.   

Join the thousands of food establishments that trust MenuCalc to bring their recipes to compliance

Create a Menu with MenuCalc

When you create a menu with MenuCalc, you have the option to work closely with FDA-certified consultants. They will evaluate your recipes, suggesting ways to make your menu options healthier and more cohesive. Take advantage of the years of industry experience to make your menu accessible to customers with allergies and other sensitivities. 

Use the software to input recipes and create labels in compliance with all laws and regulations. MenuCalc is designed to be easy to navigate and user-friendly. The platform is simple to use no matter what education in food and nutritional services you have. You can operate the program in-house or live chat with a certified menu labeling expert if you need assistance. Built-in tutorials ensure that if you can use a computer, you can use MenuCalc. MenuCalc is here to ensure you receive all your nutritional and allergen facts; without or without a degree in nutrition.

Make a Menu Unforgettable 

MenuCalc has been perfected over 20 years, ensuring it suits individual restaurants and chains. Quickly calculate the nutritional information for your menus across multiple locations and keep your recipes organized in one database. Wow, your guests on a well-designed menu. 

Schedule a free, private consultation with one of our Nutritionists today. In addition, you may also have your recipes and ingredients reviewed by one of our experienced FDA-Certified Nutritionists. So if you want an outstanding menu backed with excellent nutrition, don’t hesitate to contact us today!