CalorieKing, Fast Food Nutrition, CalorieLab, FatSecret and Restaurant Nutrition contain nutritional databases of popular restaurants, as of 2015. These allow consumers to check fat, calories and other basic nutritional facts for specific menu items.
Almost 300 restaurant chains constitute the CalorieKing database, featuring Applebee’s, Boston Market, 7-Eleven, California Pizza Kitchen, Jack in the Box and more. The website groups the menu items of each restaurant by type of food and shows options for adding or removing sides and sauces for more accurate nutritional information. The website Fast Food Nutrition contains articles on ordering healthier options at chain restaurants and offers a database with nutritional information on more than 6,000 menu items at some of the largest chains. CalorieLab has information on 500 restaurants, such as Arby’s, Pizza Hut and Amici’s. The website divides the restaurants by cuisine type, such as Mexican or Asian, as well as the type of food, including grocery items.
FatSecret is a software application for certain electronic devices that allows users to check nutritional information for popular restaurants while on the go. It also includes common grocery foods as well as tools for weight management. Restaurant Nutrition is an application with frequent menu updates and a map feature to help consumers find local options.