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Stealthy Healthy Potato Choices

Q:

Healthy items on menus were once the bane of successful sales with customers looking at the heart check mark next to a listing on the menu and avoiding it at all costs. Now I find healthy choices are really boosting my sales and traffic and helping to counter the "no" vote when a group comes in for my indulgent burgers and fries. Any examples you might make for healthy potatoes?

A:

Wait staff scripting can be a creative way to handle this. A quick and healthy way to do this is to add salsa to a plain baked potato, or serving it with a side of creamy horseradish or a squeeze of lemon instead of a scoop of butter and sour cream. A couple of years ago we ran a series of “Watching Waistline and Wallets” recipes for consumers and the ideas were very flavorful and filling too. Click here to see that collection.