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MenuCalc can help multi-unit food service and restaurant operators plan, organize, and create a menu for the perfect dining experience.
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With the ever-growing demand for nutritional information on menus, restaurants of all kinds are beginning to provide it, no matter the regulations. Regulation requirements are in place to help battle the increasing rate of obesity in America. However, consumers appreciated having the information so much that they began to request information from chains and multi-unit operators.

MenuCalc allows you to create more innovative and faster menus; and provide your consumers with all the information they need. With our ingredient and menu insights platform, you can build menus, nutritional displays, and allergen reports all in one place.

MenuCalc and Multi-Unit Operations 

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 being a multi-unit foodservice operator.

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 MenuCalc.

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FDA Regulations for Multi-Unit Foodservice Operators 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has a few different regulations regarding labeling food and menus. Not all of them apply to multi-unit franchise operators. However, it is excellent for them to comply anyway, in case of growth in the future.

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. 

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

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.

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With an array of nutrition demands such as gluten-free, vegan, and low-carb creating a menu can become an expensive, time-consuming project. 

MenuCalc helps multi-unit food service and restaurant operators create their restaurant menus. It also makes sure the menus are FDA compliant for future possibilities. Complying with menu labeling laws and meeting customers’ nutritional expectations can be challenging. We understand the struggle and strive to lighten your load.