Foodservice is in a real pickle these days. With the economy souring, fewer people are inclined to spend money on eating out. That's why the new Portions menu unveiled by Boston-based Au Bon Pain is so timely, since the affordably priced choices combine health and convenience.
The Portions menu is made up of 14 four-ounce dishes with prices ranging from $2.99 to $3.49. Each contains 200 calories or less, according to Ed Frechette, Au Bon Pain's senior vice president of marketing.