London. 6 September 2018. Frankie & Benny’s has conducted a survey which found that 2.2 million* parents have consistently broken their diets at family restaurants due to lack of choice, being forced to eat something that wasn’t as healthy as they would have liked. In response to these findings, Frankie & Benny’s have launched a new menu, featuring a ‘Feel Good’ range – a mix of healthier and lighter dishes made with parents in mind.
The stats show that this alarming trend is rife throughout every region in the UK, with more than 1 in 3 parents in Scotland and the South of England breaking their diets, and more than 1 in 5 parents in London, the North, the Midlands, and the East of England.*
The survey from YouGov also found that one in eight (12%)** parents of children aged 18 and under have gone without any food when eating out with children. This suggests a lack of diet-friendly options are ruining what should be a happy occasion.