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Little Chef releases calorie counts for menu

27 March 2013 by
Little Chef releases calorie counts for menu

Roadside diner chain Little Chef has released new food research offering calorie, allergy and dietary information for each of its menu items.

The information has been published on Little Chef's website although the company is discussing plans to make the information available in all restaurants ahead of the summer.

The work to provide more information, in conjunction with food assurance brand NSF International, follows a revamp of Little Chef's menu using fresher, simpler ingredients and sustainably-sourced ingredients including free-range eggs, British outdoor-reared pork, British potatoes, sustainably-sourced fish and Rainforest-approved coffee.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, one of the dishes with the highest calorie counts on offer at the restaurants is Little Chef's Olympic Breakfast served with fried bread, which weighs in at 1318 calories per portion.

But the chain now also offers a range of meals at under 500 calories, including an omelette breakfast (266 calories), porridge with honey (268 calories), and salad with ham (291 calories).

Jo Paxton, head of product and supplier assurance of NSF International said: "Healthy food options on the road are now easier to find than ever before and with brands like Little Chef offering calorie and nutritional information on their menus, we are confident the nation can start making the right choices for themselves and their families, whether cooking in or eating out."

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