Restaurants add more lower-calorie dishes

Chains from Dunkin' Donuts to Applebee's target dieters with new menu items

Restaurant operators from quick service to casual dining are trying to appeal to customers with New Year's diet resolutions by offering more lower-calorie dishes.

More than 70 percent of customers said they find it more difficult to keep New Year’s food resolutions when dining out than at home, according to a Harris Interactive survey commissioned by Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill, a division of DineEquity Inc.

That led the casual-dining chain to add two dis

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