Being that it is Diabetes Awareness Month, what better way to be aware then through the food we eat. I pulled up my socks as the saying goes and went to have a talk with some of the owners and managers of our local restaurants. The thing is, they are there to make money by giving their customers good food. I worked up a sales pitch in my mind and it went like this.
As you know, Diabetes is the second most prevalent disease in America and in the world. Each year over 100,000 people are diagnosed with this disease in the US alone and that number is expected to grow at double that rate in less then a year from now. As it is now, one out of every 5 people is already a diabetic or pre-diabetic. Most of them don't dine out because there are no restaurants who serve a diabetic menu. If you think of it in terms of a customer base it equals to about 20% of the local population. So if your town or city has a population of say 200,000 that gives you about 40,000 new possible customers who would love to have a place where they could go to eat out with out having to worry about what is on the menu.
I am sorry to say that only two restaurants are considering having a diabetic menu, but that is better then none.
How would you approach the owner of a restaurant with the suggestion of a diabetic menu for their restaurant? Please share your thoughts on this.