Menu Labeling

Keeping up with the FDA can seem complicated. However, MenuCalc can help restaurant owners provide accurate, consistent nutritional information, mainly when using a menu-creation company. Use the software’s menu labeling tools and resources for all standard menu items.

With MenuCalc, you can create faster and more innovative menus and food labels. 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 label menu items in compliance with FDA regulations. Complying with menu labeling laws and meeting customers’ nutritional expectations can be challenging for restaurants today. At MenuCalc, we understand the restauranteur’s struggle and strive to lighten your load.

Label Menu Selections with MenuCalc 

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 help you receive all your nutritional and allergen facts. With us, you can label menu selections without or without a degree in nutrition.

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

Regulations to follow when you label restaurant menus

MenuCalc’s FDA-certified professionals will ensure you understand how to label restaurant menus in compliance with all rules. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has a list of regulations regarding labeling and menus. It is prudent to comply. When it’s not required, it’s not about legalities but about providing information to consumers.

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 must display the calorie amounts for all regular menu items in the same vicinity as each dish they apply to. 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. The materials must disclose total calories, fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sodium, carbohydrates, sugars, fiber, and protein. In addition, the menu must contain a statement indicating that the information is 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.


MenuCalc is a one-stop solution for accurate nutrition insights and food labels. You can meet your allergen-sensitive customer and comply with FDA by using our new allergen-flagging feature. This intelligent tool detects the top food allergens for accurate menu labeling. In addition, you can change the ingredients list, nutrition panel, and sticker layout with the food label portal. 

This feature is perfect for creating a Nutrition Facts Panel for your products. Download your allergen statement with your label to stay safe and comply with FDA requirements. Our online nutrition analysis software is designed specifically for the food industry, so all regulations are considered during the label-making process.

At MenuCalc, we pair you with professional, FDA-certified nutritionists for your menu project. Schedule a consultation today if you have questions and want to learn more about MenuCalc.