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Mint proliferates the menu at Wok Box Fresh Asian Kitchen.

Fragrant mint grows on restaurant menus

Use of the herb has grown 25 percent on menus across all segments in last four years, Datassential says

Two years ago, mint was used sparingly on the menu at Wok Box Fresh Asian Kitchen, mostly to tone down spice on a few dishes. These days, the herb has found its way into 40 percent of the items on the six-unit, fast-casual chain’s menu.

“Mint is really hot right now,” said Clay Carson, director of U.S. franchise development for Vancouver, Canada-based Wok Box. “Mint makes it magic.”

Mint, a common herb in Vietnamese cooking, is a key ingredient in Wok Box’s signature h

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