AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Now that summer vacation is in full-swing, Schlotzsky’s is making it easier for families to find healthful dining choices through its newly announced participation in the National Restaurant Association’s Kids LiveWell program.
“Schlotzsky’s is committed to providing a ‘Lotz Better’ experience for the whole family”
As part of receiving verification from Kids LiveWell, Schlotzsky’s revamped its Kidz Menu to comply with the program’s specific nutritional guidelines, which are based on leading health organizations’ scientific recommendations, including the USDA Dietary Guidelines.
The new Schlotzsky’s Kids LiveWell-approved meals include:
- Chicken Sandwich – Hand-carved grilled chicken breast, lettuce and tomato served on Schlotzsky’s signature oven-baked Sourdough bun.
- Ham Sandwich – Lean smoked ham, lettuce and tomato served on Schlotzsky’s signature oven-baked Sourdough bun.
- Turkey Sandwich – Smoked turkey breast, lettuce and tomato served on Schlotzsky’s signature oven-baked Sourdough bun.
All Schlotzsky’s Kids LiveWell menu items are designated by an apple icon on the menu board with nutritional information clearly displayed. The meals are served with apple slices, 1% milk and the sandwiches are made without cheese and include smaller oven-baked sourdough buns. 100% juice boxes can be substituted for milk with the Chicken and Turkey Kidz Menu options and still maintain their Kids LiveWell approval.
“Schlotzsky’s is committed to providing a ‘Lotz Better’ experience for the whole family,” said Schlotzsky’s President Kelly Roddy. “‘Kidfluence plays a large role in determining where families dine out, especially during the summer months when they are out of school. Now with Schlotzsky’s revamped Kidz Menu, parents can be assured their kids have options for nutritious meals that meet the National Restaurant Association’s dietary guidelines. Our goal is for Schlotzsky’s to be ‘Kid Requested – Mom Approved’.”
Kids LiveWell is a voluntary program that recognizes restaurants that are committed to offering healthful meal options for children. The National Restaurant Association launched the program in collaboration with Healthy Dining Finder to help families make healthful dining decisions. Since its inception in 2011, the program is now backed by over 150 restaurant brands, representing more than 42,000 locations nationwide.
For more information or to find the nearest Schlotzsky’s location, visit www.Schlotzsky’s.com
Since 1971, Schlotzsky’s® has been the home of The Original® oven-baked sandwich. The menu has evolved with guests’ tastes to include the highest quality hot delicious sandwiches on its legendary Fresh-from-Scratch® oven-baked sourdough buns, gourmet pizzas, Artisan flatbreads, oven-baked pastas, freshly made-to-order salads, savory soups and delicious Cinnabon treats at co-branded locations. With more than 350 locations worldwide, Schlotzsky’s is the fast-casual choice for a quick and fresh dining experience. Schlotzsky’s is enjoyed around the world, with restaurants in 35 states along with locations in Azerbaijan, Turkey and Russia. For more information, visit www.schlotzskys.com.
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