“21 Days To A New You!”

6 Jan

Pollo Tropical is a restaurant chain that offers consumers a nutrition/meal plan directly. But how effective is it?

Look out Weight Watchers and Nutri-system, Pollo Tropical® is cutting out the middle man with its “21 Days to a New You” meal plan. Pollo Tropical is a restaurant chain with locations in Florida, Georgia, and New Jersey, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, South and Central America and their focus is on convenient, healthy Latin cuisine.

In addition to their regular menu, Pollo Tropical’s plan provides three weeks of lunch and dinner options, plus easy-to-prepare breakfast and snack tips. Each daily plan ranges from 810 to just over 1,000 total calories for both meals. Pollo Tropical chefs, partnered with nutritionist and popular media food personality “Dr. Jo” Lichten to help its customers achieve their New Year’s resolution goal for weight loss.

“The idea behind this actually came from our most loyal customers that enjoy our food as part of their lifestyle,” said Kim Miller, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Pollo Tropical. “They count on our extensive menu variety and fresh ingredients. They portion it sensibly to make themselves look great – it’s food they feel better about eating!”

Pollo Tropical also offers “helpful tips” to supplement their meals which include  recommendations for staying healthy outlining the importance of fruits & vegetables, whole grains, exercise and even stress management. They even offer ideas for healthy meal options for breakfast and snacks.

I knew it was only a matter of time before restaurants did this! I’m still surprised that Applebee’s is the only restaurant to offer menu items with assigned Weight Watchers points. And I actually think it’s great that more and more chefs the restaurant industry are taking some responsibility when it comes to the quality of food that they serve. True a lot of this comes from the public demand for healthier food, and it’s always nice when your demands are met!

However I don’t know how effective this “21 Days To A New You” plan is, I’m a little skeptical but who knows they might be on to something . . . . Jenny better watch her back!

For a free copy of the Pollo Tropical 21 Days to a New You brochure, visit any company-owned Pollo Tropical location or download one at www.PolloTropical.com/21Days.

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