May 28, 2022

Reference: New York City’s Dept. of Health Launches MenuStat, Nutrition Info For 66 National/Regional Restaurant Chains

From the New York City Department of Health:

The Health Department today launched a new website that offers a comprehensive view of the nutritional content of foods sold at the nation’s largest restaurant chains. MenuStat is a free, public website that contains restaurant nutrition data from 66 restaurant chains [35,000 items]; data is included for every restaurant in the top 100 restaurants by sales that made nutrition data available in 2012 and 2013. The site sources data from the restaurant websites, provides historical, date-stamped information, and puts it into a format that allows for comparison across restaurants, food categories, and over time.

MenuStat is designed to be used by researchers, food industry professionals, health organizations and consumers interested in understanding nutrition trends.

[Our emphasis] Users can search items by selecting specific criteria such as the calorie content of beverages on kids’ menus or the average grams of trans fat in fried potatoes, and, assess changes in nutrition content over time such as the sodium content of sandwiches in 2012 and 2013.The website also includes a graphing function and the option to export data to a spreadsheet for analysis.   

Direct to MenuStat Database

See Also: Key Features of the Database and FAQ 

See Also: Database Methodology

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