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PizzaRev a 19unit fastcasual pizza chain offers a nutrition calculator on its website

PizzaRev, a 19-unit fast-casual pizza chain, offers a nutrition calculator on its website.

Trendinista: Should independents disclose calorie counts?

• Smaller chains and independent restaurants serve up just as many calories as those in the quick-service segment • 19-unit PizzaRev will add calorie counts to its menu boards in compliance with federal regulations • The impact of menu labeling on obesity and health is still an open question

Even though it’s not mandatory, independent restaurants should consider whether offering diners more nutrition information would benefit business.

A number of studies have shown that some consumers want to see calorie counts and will make decisions on where to go based on this information.

Despite popular belief, smaller chains and independent restaurants serve up just as many calories as those in the quick-service segment, according to research from Tufts University in Bo

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