Restaurants look for ways to cut calorie counts

Restaurants reportedly are looking to cut back on calorie counts with reduced portion sizes and less calorie-heavy components such as sauces, cheeses and oil. Research indicates that nearly three-quarters of consumers want healthier options, although many do not choose lower-calorie menu items when they receive nutrition information. The Cheesecake Factory plans to reduce the calorie count of its Bistro Shrimp Pasta from 2,980 to 2,440 this fall, and Panera has reduced its Turkey Artichoke Panini from 1,100 to 780 calories.

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