Chain Restaurants

FDA regulations and increased consumer demand for nutritional transparency have entirely transformed how it looks to create a menu. There are rules to follow and nutrition details to disclose. However, calculating all the different content numbers can get complicated. MenuCalc Provides chain restaurants with nutrition analysis and menu-creating software to keep them within the rules. 

With MenuCalc, you can create more innovative and faster menus; and provide your consumers with all the information they need. Our ingredient and menu insights platform can build menus, nutritional displays, and allergen reports all in one place. With an array of nutrition demands such as gluten-free, vegan, and low-carb creating a menu can become an expensive, time-consuming project. With MenuCalc, you don’t have to spend long agonizing hours putting the menu together. 

MenuCalc helps chain restaurant owners create their restaurant menus while complying with FDA regulations. Complying with menu labeling laws and meeting customers’ nutritional expectations can be challenging for restaurants today. We understand the restauranteur’s struggle and strive to lighten your load.

FDA Regulations for Restaurant Chains

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has a few different regulations regarding labeling food and menus. None of the rules apply to restaurant chains with less than 20 locations. It is excellent for them to comply anyway, in case of growth in the future. 

It’s also important to consider consumer awareness when deciding what information to provide. For example, the FDA created the chain restaurant regulation requirements to help battle the increasing rate of obesity in America. Consumers appreciated having the facts available so much that they began to request information from every restaurant.

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

MenuCalc and Restaurant Chains

The design of MenuCalc is easy-to-navigate, user-friendly software. 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.

Save time and money by building your restaurant menu through MenuCalc. The program 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 secure database. Let the software take the worry and stress out of food labels. MenuCalc organization gives you the time to focus on vital aspects of running a food business.

At MenuCalc, we pair you with professional, FDA-certified nutritionists before scheduling a private consultation. You can operate the program in-house or have your menu reviewed by a specialist. Schedule a consultation today if you have questions and want to learn more about using MenuCalc for building your chain restaurant menu.