It’s all a matter of options when it comes to a food and beverage operation.
A lot of people still love a burger and fries, but there is also a real demand out there for healthy substitutions. A lot of people are eating differently these days, making it important that we cater to that, as well.
We have something like five salads on our menu. Compared to not that long ago, we’re cooking and preparing things differently, more grilled items these days for example. We also have specials such as fish as options to red meat.
You can walk into our restaurant and get a burger and fries, but we have four different choices of side salads with any entree. It’s not uncommon for people to go for fruit over potatoes with breakfast.
In our member survey, so many people wanted to see more healthy options, but our No. 1 seller is still a burger and fries, Go figure. Different people have different tastes and choices.
At the same time, people will come in and say, “I’d like it grilled with sauce on the side.” If you walk into any restaurant these days, you’ll quite often see a sign saying, “Ask us about our healthy options.”
The trend towards healthy options has been becoming increasingly evident the past three to five years as you see more and more people with gym memberships or out running and walking.
For that reason, I’m glad our golf course is so walkable because a lot of people these days are choosing that option, just as their choosing healthy items off the menu.
Lifestyle choices are going to play a huge role in what we do in the future.