At Samurai Sam’s, we understand that healthy restaurant franchises are in higher demand than ever, so we strive to make our menu as balanced as possible ¹. We offer fresh food options centered on grilled meats, wok’d vegetables and steamed rice. Many fast food establishments overlook the fact that parents see right through their gimmicks to make their junk food alluring to children. Unhealthy restaurants are always desperately trying to market themselves as kid-friendly, but parents always know the difference and so do we. Here are a few ways we provide a balanced, nutritious menu for both adults and their kids.
Spicy Food = Calorie Burners
Sure, you could run a few miles on the treadmill – or you could just eat a healthy meal that’s low in calories. Spicy peppers like hot chilies contain capsaicin, which can help you burn more calories.² Eating a spicy meal gives your metabolism a temporary boost, allowing you to process foods more quickly. Spicy meals can also slow down your eating and fill you up faster, meaning you’re more likely to consume fewer calories. As luck would have it, our menu is full of spicy options, and our health-conscious guests love it.
Spicy foods don’t just help burn calories. Capsaicin, which is also found in hot peppers like cayenne and jalapenos, can help lower cholesterol that is bad for your heart.² It breaks down cholesterol instead of allowing it to accumulate, and also increases blood flow by blocking a gene that can narrow the arteries. Now, we’re not saying you should go out and eat 200 jalapenos in one meal, but our menu does contain these heart-healthy ingredients, making us among the most healthy restaurant franchises.
Apart from capsaicin, there are a lot of vitamins and minerals contained in fresh red, green, and chili peppers. Peppers in general contain a ton of healthy minerals, as well as Vitamin C for the strengthening of your immune system.³ Nowadays people are more germ-conscious than ever, and healthy restaurant franchises are appealing to those who are looking for an immune boost.
Healthy Alternatives for Kids
The childhood obesity epidemic in America is more concerning now than ever, and parents are taking major steps to ensure their children get a healthy and balanced diet. Unfortunately, with many fast food restaurants, this proves nearly impossible. At Samurai Sam’s, we’re doing our part to give children healthy alternatives, by providing menu items that are both nutritious and delicious. For example, our kids’ bowls consist of grilled chicken and white rice or noodles.
To learn more about how Samurai Sam’s is one of the few healthy restaurant franchises, and exactly what we do keep our menu balanced as well as delicious, reach out to us today.
¹ “Healthy Foods Drive Dining Choices.” National Restaurant Association. Accessed September 12, 2019. https://restaurant.org/Articles/News/Batch2_201901/State-of-the-Industry-Healthy-foods-drive-dining-c.
² Raman, Ryan. “8 Impressive Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper.” Healthline. Healthline Media, March 18, 2017. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/8-benefits-of-cayenne-pepper.
³“Eating Peppers: Ingredients, Benefits, and Prep Tips.” WebMD. WebMD. Accessed September 12, 2019. https://www.webmd.com/diet/peppers-health-benefits#1.