Burtons Grill introduces healthful kids' menu

Burtons Grill is introducing a kids’ menu in November based on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s MyPlate guide, which encourages dietary variety and balance.

The {B} Choosy menu, which uses the restaurant’s signature {B} logo, will list 23 items in five categories — protein, vegetable, grain, fruit and dairy — from which children of 12 years and under can mix and match.

Diners select if they would like the items grilled, baked or fried. The meal is then portioned according to current dietary guidelines, and sells for $5.

“Our new children’s menu speaks to our entire philosophy at Burtons Grill,” chief executive Kevin Harron said in a release. “We pride ourselves on offering flexible, healthy and quality dining options to our guests, and our children should be no different.”

Steak, chicken, hamburger, salmon and haddock are offered as proteins. For vegetables, kids can mix and match carrot sticks, cucumbers, tomato and seasonal vegetables.

Baked potatoes, French fries, potato chips, pasta and rice comprise the grains category, while fruit choices include apples, oranges and mixed fruit.

American, Cheddar, Swiss and provolone cheeses are offered as dairy items, as well as ice cream and frozen yogurt.

“When parents go out to dinner, they should be able to relax knowing that their child will have a healthy, enjoyable meal at a great value, and our new {B} Choosy menu does just that,” Harron said.

Burtons Grill, an upscale dining chain, has seven units in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Virginia.

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