Parents Magazine Names 10 Best Restaurant Chains

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Parents magazine revealed the exclusive findings from its 10 Best Restaurant Chains survey. The goal of this survey was to find out where families can get the most nutritious foods for the best price while also having the least stressful experience.The 10 chains on the list get straight A’s for offering families healthy and tasty food with a side of fun.

The results of the 10 Best Restaurant Chains survey appear in the April issue of Parents which became available at newsstands on March 15, 2011.

To compile their list, Parents analyzed the calories, fat, saturated fat, and sodium on both the kids’ and adult menus of more than 150 national restaurant chains. Once that list was whittled down to the chains that offered the healthiest options, editors seriously scrutinized the quality of the ingredients such as whether organic milk or antibiotic -free chicken were offered.Then , conveniences like call-ahead seating, online ordering, crayons to keep the kids busy, and availability of high chairs and booster seats were taken into consideration.

According to the Parents survey, the 10 Best Restaurant Chains, in order, are:

1. Jason’s Deli

2. Cosi

3. Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes

4. Red Lobster

5. Chipotle

6. Noodles & Company

7. Red Robin

8. Mimi’s Cafe

9. Panera Bread

10. P.F. Chang’s China Bistro

For more information about all ten restaurant chains go to: http://www.parents.com/recipes/type/nutrition/best-family-restaurants-2011/.

Posted on 03/28/11 by Allison