We just returned from our annual trip to California to visit our produce growers and look for new and exciting items at a produce show. It was truly an amazing experience to stand in those fields of lush green and see what all goes into bringing that one head of lettuce or one strawberry to market.
A lot of time is spent in greenhouses searching for the right combination of plants to produce the highest quality possible thru natural cross breeding. It can take up to 5 YEARS from the first development of a seed variety to roll out for planting outside of test fields. As you may know, the farms transition to various areas of the country depending on the season. So a seed variety that does well in Salinas, CA may not do well in Yuma, AZ due … Read More »
Feeding kids is fun in our delis, but we’re serious about trying to feed them better. We know from experiences with our own kids that they have to really like how food tastes — otherwise, forget it! And, kids like to pick. Our new kids’ menu has more tasty stuff and more choices like organic milk, little dippers and a new chicken wrap. We also did some good things that kids can’t taste, like cutting the menu’s sodium levels by 21%, saturated fat 20%, cholesterol by 17%, reduced total carbs 15% and calories by 10%. It’s all free of nitrites, too, with no nasty artificial trans fats, no processed MSG and no high fructose corn syrup (except in some of the fountain drinks).
Jason’s took care of it so parents don’t have to worry. We have plenty enough to worry about … Read More »
We have been on a mission since the early 1980’s to make our menu healthier and in the last few quarters, we started our attack on sodium. As of Spring 2009, we lowered the sodium in several (10) of our menu items by an average of 28% and with the introduction of our new Kid’s Menu in April we lowered the sodium there by 21%.
We are definitely not where we want to be with sodium and we are committed to improving what we offer as well as continuously searching for lower sodium options.
At Jason’s we believe in balance, moderation and choices. With no artificial trans fats, no MSG and no HFCS in our food, we are providing our guests with options to make healthier choices for themselves and their families.
In addition, our Salad Bar offers a wide variety of fresh … Read More »
You probably heard the news stories alerting all of us that reducing sodium is the next big challenge in the food world. We, too, are concerned and have made a commitment to offering more healthy choices. Considering the size of our menu, this is occurring in phases.
Last year in Phase I, we introduced Real Choices on the menu, sandwiches with smaller portion sizes and lower sodium. By the way, they are loaded with organics! We also offer 14 different fresh lettuces, veggies and fruit on our Famous Salad Bar – with lots of organics and virtually no sodium – top these with organic balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil and you are set! Yummy!
As of this spring (Phase II), we have lowered the sodium in our ham and smoked turkey. We also replaced our spinach wrap bread with a … Read More »