The Real Greek displays calories on menus

By Emma Eversham

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The Real Greek displays calories on menus
Clapham House Groups Greek restaurant chain becomes the first restaurant company to commit to putting the calorie content of dishes on all menus at all branches

The Real Greek has become the first restaurant company in the UK to display nutritional and calorie information on all its menus. 

Last month five restaurant chains, including The Restaurant Group and Tragus, signed up to the Food Standards Agency`s healthy food commitment​ and pledged to make nutritional information available to customers through a trial. 

However, The Real Greek managing director Liz Williams said she had decided to put calorie and nutritional information on menus at all seven of the company`s restaurants without trial to support the FSA`s healthy eating goal.  

“This is not a pilot scheme. We are fully committed to delivering clear nutritional information to all our customers and we are delighted to adopt the FSA’s recommendations wholesale, rather than trial the new menu in only one or two of our restaurants. We are proud to be setting an example to the rest of the industry," she said. 

So far a number of fast food restaurants, coffee shops and high street restaurants and pubs have signed up to the FSA`s healthy eating commitment which aims to make it easier for consumers to eat more healthily out of home. 

The Real Greek`s calorie counter will be included on its new menu and on the group`s website​. 

Last year Italian restaurant chain Gusto became the first restaurant group to introduce a Healthy Living menu. The menu, which listed the nutritional value and calorie content alongside each dish, ran alongside the existing menu to enable customers to opt for a lower-calorie meal if they wished. 

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the real greek calorie info.

Posted by afia,

I welcome this important inclusion on restaurant menus. Well done the real greek. What is missing though is calories for set menus and dishes with several elements like the greek plate and what size serving the calories are based on. However, with this comes some need for uniformity as two people in our party chose this option but portion sizes were quite different!

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