ThinkstockPhotos 185916134As we rang in the New Year just 14 short days ago, most of us made resolutions that impact our image and the fast-food industry is right along with us. The industry is working overtime to change the way diners perceive its menu offerings and avoid fast food becoming what some are calling a “dirty” word. Chick-fil-A was one of the first restaurants this year to announce a healthy addition to its menu. The Atlanta-based company will replace its coleslaw with a kale and broccolini salad Monday, saying it is one of the first fast-food restaurants to add “superfoods” to its menu. The “Superfood Side” is made with a blend of hand-chopped kale and broccolini, tossed in a sweet and tangy maple vinaigrette dressing and topped with dried sour cherries and served with a blend of roasted nuts to enhance the flavor and add crunch, Chick-Fil-A said.

BagelsBantam Bagels makes the most delicious mini bagel balls stuffed with artisan cream cheeses and now it’s perfectly acceptable to stuff as many as you can in your mouth. To help the New York-based company achieve its goal of donating $10,000 to food banks nationwide by Jan. 31, the team at Food & Drink International stepped up to the challenge – the Bantam Bites Hunger Challenge. 

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The New Year is upon us and with it comes the tradition of making a bunch of promises to yourself that are usually centered on diet, exercise or making healthier choices in general. I don’t know about you, but my resolutions rarely last more than a month or two. Why is that?

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