LAKEWOOD, Colo. /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- As part of its ongoing commitment to provide its customers with healthier meal choices, Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc. (ENRG), the nation's leading fast casual bagel restaurant company, announced bagel thin sandwiches, a new line of lower calorie, lower fat sandwiches available now at participating Einstein Bros. Bagels(R) and Noah's New York Bagels(R) locations.
In addition, the company announced that it will become the first quick service restaurant chain to partner with the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, a CEO-led coalition of more than 90 of the nation's largest retailers, non-profit organizations, food and beverage manufacturers and trade associations aimed at helping to reduce obesity. The company made its commitment on the heels of the release of the action plan by the White House Childhood Obesity Task Force.
"Smart nutrition is a part of the Einstein Noah Restaurant Group DNA and we are leading the way with our new bagel thin sandwiches and partnership with the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation," said Jeff O'Neill, CEO, Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc. "While we recognize that our customers are looking for simple ways to eat better, they don't want to sacrifice great taste. We are committed to this consumer insight as we develop new, innovative lower calorie and lower fat menu items."
"We applaud Einstein Noah Restaurant Group for their leadership in becoming the first quick service restaurant to join the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation," said Lisa Gable, executive director of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation. "The message is clear: The private sector can come together and provide healthier food options while continuing to meet consumers' needs for taste, convenience and value."
Available in three options, the Turkey-Bacon and Avocado thin, the Tuna thin, and the Turkey thin, bagel thins are available at participating locations for $4.29 a la carte or a combo for $5.99 including chips and a regular beverage. All bagel thin sandwiches are made fresh to order, with quality ingredients.
Einstein Noah Restaurant Group is a leading company in the quick casual restaurant industry that operates locations primarily under the Einstein Bros. Bagels(R) and Noah's New York Bagels(R) brands and primarily franchises locations under the Manhattan Bagel(R) brand. The company's retail system consists of more than 600 restaurants, including more than 175 license locations, in 38 states plus the District of Columbia. It also operates a dough production facility. The company's stock is traded under the symbol BAGL.
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