Calories Count: What to Know About New FDA Regulations

Health and nutrition are increasingly important to today’s population. Americans are busy and on the go, which means they’re dining out often. Because of this, the FDA has created new regulations requiring calorie information on chain restaurant menus with 20+ locations.

Chain restaurants with 20 or more locations will be required to provide this calorie information to customers by May 7, 2018.

Is this you? Don’t worry, SinglePlatform is here to help! We can get your calories onto your menu to ensure your restaurant is abiding by government regulations online as well. Just provide the calorie information to us to get started!

FYI: At your physical locations, calories are required to be listed prominently on menus and menu boards, either next to the name or or price of the food/drink. Items on buffets and salad bars will have signs with calories near the food. *Calories are not required to be listed for condiments, daily specials, custom orders, or temporary/seasonal menu items.

In addition to calorie information, restaurants are also required to provide written nutrition information on their menu items, including total fat, calories from fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sodium, total carbohydrates, dietary fiber, sugars, and protein. This information can be displayed on posters, tray liners, signs, counter cards, handouts, booklets, computers, or kiosks.

From the FDA:

To help consumers better understand the new calorie listings in the context of a total daily diet, FDA is also requiring restaurants to include a statement on menus and menu boards reminding consumers that “2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice, but calorie needs vary.”

For menus and menu boards targeted to children, FDA is also permitting the statement “1,200 to 1,400 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice for children ages 4 to 8 years and 1,400 to 2,000 calories a day for children ages 9 to 13 years, but calorie needs vary.”

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Enterprise Team at enterprise@singleplatform.com.

For additional official FDA information, head to https://www.fda.gov/Food/LabelingNutrition/ucm436722.htm

Calories Count: What to Know About New FDA Regulations

Health and nutrition are increasingly important to today’s population. Americans are busy and on the go, which means they’re dining out often. Because of this, the FDA has created new regulations requiring calorie information on chain restaurant menus with 20+ locations.

Chain restaurants with 20 or more locations will be required to provide this calorie information to customers by May 7, 2018.

Is this you? Don’t worry, SinglePlatform is here to help! We can get your calories onto your menu to ensure your restaurant is abiding by government regulations online as well. Just provide the calorie information to us to get started!

FYI: At your physical locations, calories are required to be listed prominently on menus and menu boards, either next to the name or or price of the food/drink. Items on buffets and salad bars will have signs with calories near the food. *Calories are not required to be listed for condiments, daily specials, custom orders, or temporary/seasonal menu items.

In addition to calorie information, restaurants are also required to provide written nutrition information on their menu items, including total fat, calories from fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sodium, total carbohydrates, dietary fiber, sugars, and protein. This information can be displayed on posters, tray liners, signs, counter cards, handouts, booklets, computers, or kiosks.

From the FDA:

To help consumers better understand the new calorie listings in the context of a total daily diet, FDA is also requiring restaurants to include a statement on menus and menu boards reminding consumers that “2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice, but calorie needs vary.”

For menus and menu boards targeted to children, FDA is also permitting the statement “1,200 to 1,400 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice for children ages 4 to 8 years and 1,400 to 2,000 calories a day for children ages 9 to 13 years, but calorie needs vary.”

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Enterprise Team at enterprise@singleplatform.com.

For additional official FDA information, head to https://www.fda.gov/Food/LabelingNutrition/ucm436722.htm

Calories Count: What to Know About New FDA Regulations

Health and nutrition are increasingly important to today’s population. Americans are busy and on the go, which means they’re dining out often. Because of this, the FDA has created new regulations requiring calorie information on chain restaurant menus with 20+ locations.

Chain restaurants with 20 or more locations will be required to provide this calorie information to customers by May 7, 2018.

Is this you? Don’t worry, SinglePlatform is here to help! We can get your calories onto your menu to ensure your restaurant is abiding by government regulations online as well. Just provide the calorie information to us to get started!

FYI: At your physical locations, calories are required to be listed prominently on menus and menu boards, either next to the name or or price of the food/drink. Items on buffets and salad bars will have signs with calories near the food. *Calories are not required to be listed for condiments, daily specials, custom orders, or temporary/seasonal menu items.

In addition to calorie information, restaurants are also required to provide written nutrition information on their menu items, including total fat, calories from fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sodium, total carbohydrates, dietary fiber, sugars, and protein. This information can be displayed on posters, tray liners, signs, counter cards, handouts, booklets, computers, or kiosks.

From the FDA:

To help consumers better understand the new calorie listings in the context of a total daily diet, FDA is also requiring restaurants to include a statement on menus and menu boards reminding consumers that “2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice, but calorie needs vary.”

For menus and menu boards targeted to children, FDA is also permitting the statement “1,200 to 1,400 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice for children ages 4 to 8 years and 1,400 to 2,000 calories a day for children ages 9 to 13 years, but calorie needs vary.”

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Enterprise Team at enterprise@singleplatform.com.

For additional official FDA information, head to https://www.fda.gov/Food/LabelingNutrition/ucm436722.htm

Calories Count: What to Know About New FDA Regulations

Health and nutrition are increasingly important to today’s population. Americans are busy and on the go, which means they’re dining out often. Because of this, the FDA has created new regulations requiring calorie information on chain restaurant menus with 20+ locations.

Chain restaurants with 20 or more locations will be required to provide this calorie information to customers by May 7, 2018.

Is this you? Don’t worry, SinglePlatform is here to help! We can get your calories onto your menu to ensure your restaurant is abiding by government regulations online as well. Just provide the calorie information to us to get started!

FYI: At your physical locations, calories are required to be listed prominently on menus and menu boards, either next to the name or or price of the food/drink. Items on buffets and salad bars will have signs with calories near the food. *Calories are not required to be listed for condiments, daily specials, custom orders, or temporary/seasonal menu items.

In addition to calorie information, restaurants are also required to provide written nutrition information on their menu items, including total fat, calories from fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sodium, total carbohydrates, dietary fiber, sugars, and protein. This information can be displayed on posters, tray liners, signs, counter cards, handouts, booklets, computers, or kiosks.

From the FDA:

To help consumers better understand the new calorie listings in the context of a total daily diet, FDA is also requiring restaurants to include a statement on menus and menu boards reminding consumers that “2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice, but calorie needs vary.”

For menus and menu boards targeted to children, FDA is also permitting the statement “1,200 to 1,400 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice for children ages 4 to 8 years and 1,400 to 2,000 calories a day for children ages 9 to 13 years, but calorie needs vary.”

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Enterprise Team at enterprise@singleplatform.com.

For additional official FDA information, head to https://www.fda.gov/Food/LabelingNutrition/ucm436722.htm

SinglePlatform: How We Help You [VIDEO]

SinglePlatform is dedicated to helping local businesses succeed and get discovered everywhere that matters online. You know that your online presence is important and that your customers are looking for businesses like yours on sites like Yelp and Google. What you don’t know is where to start to improve your digital marketing. SinglePlatform can help with that. We’ve created the following video to show you the value that SinglePlatform can add to your local business by strengthening your online presence and attracting new customers.

Learn more about how SinglePlatform has helped business like yours by reading some of our Customer Success Stories. Interested in talking to a representative about how SinglePlatform can boost your business? Request a demo today!

Protect Your Franchise From Federal Labor Violations

McDonald’s is in the hot seat for labor violations against fast-food strikers. The National Labor Relations Board claimed that McDonald’s has practiced discriminatory discipline as well as reducing hours, implementing discharges, threatening employees , falsely promising benefits, among other misdeeds. This major issue at hand is known as “joint employers” in terms of labor law.

In the past, two companies have been indicted for sharing their hiring and firing processes. Recently, the National Labor Relations Board has broadened the definition of joint employers; it now includes employment standards a franchisor might set for its franchisees. This change could lead to federal wage-and-hour violations for employers. The National Labor Relation Board and McDonald’s may have to appear in court to settle this suit.

Franchisors can protect themselves by separating from franchisees’ employment systems and not providing detailed employee manuals or scripts for job interviews, according to lawyer Rochelle Spandorf. They can also evaluate the language used in contracts pertaining to labor terms and conditions, eliminating those that are unnecessary or those that will not be utilized. It is crucial to ensure that decisions involving employee hiring and firing, wages and hours, supervision, work rules, schedules, among other aspects are easily clarified to avoid discrepancies. On a larger scale, companies should think carefully about the value outsourcing provides. In some circumstances, they may want to reduce outsourcing to limit the possibility of joint employment.

Joint employment is an issue that could lead to various legal issues for franchisees and franchisors alike. Companies need to take the opportunity to educate themselves about changing labor laws so that they can protect themselves from potential allegations of joint employment.

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What’s New with SinglePlatform

We’ve been hard at work over the past few months continuing to improve our services for local businesses.  From the way our product looks to who we can help and newly available upgrades, SinglePlatform is always striving to give you the very best. We’re excited to announce the following improvements to SinglePlatform:

Review Monitoring

Running your own businesses requires you to wear a lot of hats and important aspects of your business can fall through the cracks when you’re focused on making sure your payroll is processed and your inventory is on time. SinglePlatform is dedicated to helping you save time without sacrificing your marketing efforts. With our Review Monitoring upgrade, our customers can easily keep track of their online review across the web from our all-in-one feed and respond to them al from one place. Nothing falls through the cracks because we’ll email you whenever you get a new review. Sign up today! 

Canada Expansion

SinglePlatform is now international! Years of work in the making, we are thrilled to now have the capability of providing SinglePlatform services to local business in our neighbor to the north, Canada. If your Canadian local business is interested in how SinglePlatform can help you get discovered everywhere that matters online, request a demo today.

Portal Re-brand

As we’ve mentioned before, in February our website underwent a complete rebranding to better explain SinglePlatform’s value and benefits to our customers.  Recently, we’ve expanded our rebranding to our portal. For our customers who chose to make updates to their accounts themselves through our easy-to-use portal, you may have noticed our updated colors and feel. We hope you think it looks as snazzy as we do.

SinglePlatform is dedicated to helping local businesses like yours grow which means we are constantly looking to be better than we were yesterday. Stay connected with us to see what other exciting developments will be announced in the coming months. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter for more SinglePlatform news.

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