Do Consumers Care About Calories in Alcohol?

Come December, consumers may get a shock when perusing restaurant drink menus for their holiday toast. The Food and Drug Administration regulations requiring calorie information to be presented on adult beverage menus in foodservice concepts operating in 20 or more locations go into effect December 1. Will this information cause patrons to rethink that drink […]

Alcohol Menu Calorie Counts: Get the Facts

Many of the specifics of the Food and Drug Administration regulations requiring the inclusion of calorie information for alcohol beverages on menus have yet to be clarified, but the December 1 deadline is prompting foodservice professionals to assess the implications for their operations. The first step toward compliance is understanding the basics of the regulations. […]

New FDA Rules: Menu Labeling for Margaritas and More

Alcohol beverages’ inclusion in the final FDA rules released last week regarding calorie information on foodservice menus took many in the adult beverage and restaurant industries by surprise. To date, alcohol has been excluded from the nationwide regulations that are part of the Affordable Care Act, but in the public comment phase of the process, […]