Central’s Week in Brief: April 8

Here are five important topics from restaurant industry news this week.

1. New York City considers following suit with Santa Clara and San Francisco with banning toys from meals for children that do not meet specific nutritional standards.

2. Soon we will be seeing calorie counts in menus. Many are confused by what this means! Nation’s Restaurant News breaks down everything you need to know in this recent article.

3. Recently we heard Olive Garden would be remodeling many of their locations.  This week we learned Applebees has similar news as they will be updating almost 2,000 locations as well.

4. Big news from McDonalds.  They’ve been promoting their big hiring event for Tuesday, April 19 and also….Ronald McDonald is back!

5.  The royal wedding is just around the corner and manufacturers/restaurants are making a variety of products in honor of the occasion. Eater.com put together this extensive list.

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