Healthy Dining, a nutrition services provider for the restaurant industry, together with 1,000-plus restaurant locations nationwide, is launching the first ever technology system, called MyMenu, personalized for guests’ health, wellness and taste preferences.
More than ever, Americans are craving information about the food they eat. MyMenu helps bring this information to life in a mobile, personalized and interactive format, in partnership with restaurants and health and wellness organizations.
MyMenu is a “virtual menu concierge” providing highly customized recommendations that match restaurant menu items with a guest’s health and taste preferences. The platform’s personalization is powered by restaurant ingredient data analyzed and validated by Healthy Dining’s registered dietitians. No other source provides this level of detailed and trustworthy information.
“Guests want nutrition and allergen information while on the go, and it’s almost impossible to access that information from a nutrition spreadsheet on a restaurant website,” says Anita Jones-Mueller, MPH, president and founder of Healthy Dining. “Guests also want to know a lot more about ingredients, environmental sustainability, and whether items are vegetarian or vegan. They want to be able to accurately track their restaurant meal and integrate with wearables and health apps. Healthy Dining’s new technology, combined with our dietitians’ expertise and efficiency, creates the opportunity to help restaurants of all types and sizes provide a full spectrum of information to meet today’s guests’ technology and lifestyle expectations.”
The mobile responsive MyMenu is now available on the websites of more than 1,000 restaurant locations nationwide. California Pizza Kitchen, Rubio’s Coastal Grill, Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes, and Farmer Boys currently offer the groundbreaking platform. Wood Ranch and Sizzler are set to launch soon, followed by Luna Grill. California Pizza Kitchen also offers MyMenu tablets for viewing at each location upon request.
“We are always looking for ways to enhance the guest experience, whether through technology advancement or menu innovation,” says Ashley Ceraolo, senior VP of marketing for California Pizza Kitchen, one of the first brands to roll out the MyMenu platform. “We offer a variety of menu items to satisfy specific dietary needs and are proud to introduce the MyMenu platform on our website, mobile app, and our in-restaurant tablets as a way for guests to feel confident about putting together a meal that meets their personal preferences.”
Healthy Dining is also collaborating with enterprise-level partners, such as universities, healthcare and wellness organizations and weight management and wearable companies to provide co-branded MyMenu platforms. These enterprise-level MyMenu applications are designed to improve health by making it easy for consumers to easily find restaurants and menu choices meeting personalized needs and preferences.
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