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Table 3 Menu identification of regular and healthier lunch/dinner side dishes, overall and by type of primary business

From: Availability of healthier options in traditional and nontraditional rural fast-food outlets

  Overall
(n = 205)
% (n)
Traditional Fast
Food
(n = 84)
% (n)
Convenience
(n = 109)
% (n)
Supermarket/Grocery
(n = 12)
% (n)
Individual side dish     
Fruit* 2.4 (6) 5.9 (5) 0.9 (1) 0
   Healthier option 83.3 (5) 100.0 (5) 0 0
Vegetables* 21.0 (43) 20.2 (17) 15.6 (17) 75.0 (9)
   Healthier option 53.5 (23) 47.1 (8) 35.3 (6) 100.0 (9)
Potato* 50.7 (104) 65.5 (55) 35.8 (39) 83.3 (10)
   Healthier option 11.5 (12) 9.1 (5) 12.8 (5) 20.0 (2)
Soup* 2.9 (6) 5.9 (5) 0 8.3 (1)
   Healthier option 0 0 0 0
Chips* 14.6 (30) 25.0 (21) 8.3 (9) 0
   Healthier option 36.7 (11) 52.4 (11) 0 0
Potato salad* 12.2 (25) 10.7 (9) 6.4 (7) 75.0 (9)
   Healthier option 4.0 (1) 11.1 (1) 0 0
Chili* 1.5 (3) 2.4 (2) 0 8.3 (1)
   Healthier option 0 0 0 0
Corn* 10.2 (21) 11.9 (10) 6.4 (7) 33.3 (4)
   Healthier option 80.9 (17) 70.0 (7) 85.7 (6) 100.0 (4)
Cole slaw* 15.1 (31) 17.9 (15) 7.3 (8) 66.7 (8)
   Healthier option 0 0 0 0
  1. *Percent of overall (combined), traditional fast food outlets, convenience stores, or supermarket/grocery stores
  2. Percent of overall, traditional fast food outlets, convenience stores, or supermarkets/grocery stores that offered a specific lunch/dinner side dish