The 2017 Good Food Restaurant Scorecard ranks the top 100* restaurants brands according to the breadth and depth of their plant-based menu entrées and their promotion of plant-based eating.

*Nation’s Restaurant News Top 100, 2017

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Consumers are seeking plant-based entrées

A Business Opportunity

There is a tremendous opportunity for leading restaurants to capitalize on the movement toward plant-based eating. At present, more than 60% of the top one hundred restaurant brands The Good Food Institute evaluated do not yet offer plant-based entrées, and are missing out on purchases as a result.

Including plant-based menu options will appeal to consumers’ changing tastes while showing customers, investors, and employees that your company is committed to sustainability and long-term financial success.

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22% of Americans plan to eat less meat
$3.1 billion Retail sales of plant-based foods
30% of Millennials eat meat alternatives daily
8% YOY increase of plant-based foods at retail
Consumers want protein

Plants = Protein

Many consumers aren’t aware just how much protein can be found in plants! Consumers are seeking out protein for health, satiety, weight management, and other reasons, with 50% of consumers reporting they have protein at every meal. Positioning plant-based entrees as high-protein options will increase sales and customer satisfaction.

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