WASHINGTON — Consumers are finally ordering healthy menu items at restaurants, and that’s fueling sales growth for major fast-food and sit-down restaurant chains that have added low-cal items, a study released this month by the Hudson Institute shows. Over a five-year period, the policy research organization here found that restaurants that had added lower-calorie foods to their menus saw a 5.5% average increase in same-store sales. Conversely, those chains offering no ...

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