, a popular lunch and dinner stop in the Ramapo Centre, is making an effort to get its patrons to choose healthy menu options. According to Moe’s central offices, the chain restaurant is making an effort to make dining out easier for those on low-calorie, vegetarian, or gluten-free diets.
Instead of adding many new options to the menu, Matt Marcaniak, the manager of the Macarthur Blvd. Moe’s, said the new menus just highlight healthy options that have always been available to customers.
“We got our new menu boards in about a month ago, and they basically present our lunches and dinners differently so that people with special dining needs can more easily find foods that fit them,” he said.
The best examples of this are the menu’s new calorie-conscious options, all of which are 450 calories or less.
For vegetarians, the new menu showcases shredded cheese and sour cream free of gelatin and animal rennet, and grilled onions, peppers and mushrooms that are prepared on a separate grill from meat products.
For customers with gluten allergies, Moe’s has over 20 gluten-free ingredients, including all of its chicken, steak, tofu and pork.
However, according to Marcaniak, there is a bit of a catch.
“Since most of what we serve is create-your-own, it’s harder for people to recognize the initiative,” Marcaniak said.
“Or regulars have definitely noticed,” he said. However, Marcaniak believes that diners at Moe’s must be health-minded when walking in the door in order to best utilize the healthy options incorporated into the make-your-own meals.
If you are planning on eating healthier at Moe’s, you can check out their online calorie calculator before heading to the eatery.