Restaurants Beef Up Vegetarian Menus
Describes the increasing trend of vegetarian items on restaurant menus
The vegetarian movement is becoming more prevalent in restaurants. A National Restaurant Association survey found that 5% of survey respondents considered themselves as vegetarian and 20% said they would prefer a restaurant offering meatless items when dining out.
Vegetarianism is gaining in popularity because of greater nutrition awareness, worries about meat related diseases, the rising influence of Asian cooking and concern over animal welfare.