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Chick-fil-A adds a new, lighter salad

A Chick-fil-A fast food restaurant in Atlanta in a July 2012 file photo.
A Chick-fil-A fast food restaurant in Atlanta in a July 2012 file photo. AP

Chick-fil-A is making more changes to its menu, part of an industry trend to offer customers healthier fare.

Chick-fil-A this week said it’s swapping out its Asian salad with a new, spicy Southwest salad with fewer calories. The new salad has been tested in its Orlando and Houston markets, the Atlanta-based restaurant chain said.

Earlier this year, Chick-fil-A replaced its popular coleslaw with a new, lighter “superfoods” kale salad. And last week, Chick-fil-A also introduced a new frosted coffee that will be available through May.

The menu swaps come at a time when other fast food restaurants are lightening their offerings to attract health-conscious customers. McDonald’s, for example, has been touting its salads and chicken wraps, and Starbucks has added high-protein, low-calorie lunch and breakfast fare.

Chick-fil-A operates 40 restaurants in the Charlotte area.

Katherine Peralta: 704-358-5079, @katieperalta

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