Menus friendlier to diners on restricted diets

Technomic finds items are more frequently identified as gluten-free, low-fat or low in sugar

Restaurant menu items are increasingly being described as gluten- or cholesterol-free, or low in fat or sugar, catering to consumers who say they are on restricted diets, according to new research by Technomic Inc. released Thursday.

Whether due to choice or necessity, a growing number of consumers say they have dietary restrictions and are asking for more transparency on restaurant menus. Restaurant operators are increasingly accommodating that demand.

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