Rocky Top Hospitality Expands Children’s Menu to Offer Healthier Dining Options

Local Restaurants Revise Children’s Menu with Increased Variety, Nutritional Value.

Raleigh, NC, August 22, 2012 --( Dean Ogan, owner of Rocky Top Hospitality (, has announced that the company’s restaurants, including Rockwell’s American Grill, Tribeca Tavern and The Twisted Fork, have expanded their children’s menu in an effort to increase overall variety and provide healthier dining options to local families. Offered to children 10 years of age and younger, meals are $5 and include an entrée of choice, side, dessert and a beverage. The revision of children’s menus falls in line with Rocky Top Hospitality’s partnership with and support for Advocates for Health in Action (AHA) and its restaurant project initiatives to pilot healthier dining options for children in restaurants across Wake County. AHA fosters and supports community efforts emphasizing healthier eating and physical activity throughout the local community.

Each of the Rocky Top Hospitality menus vary based on the individual restaurant’s focus, but all include grilled salmon, hamburgers, asparagus, barbecue ribs and yogurt. Rockwell’s American Grill, a modern grill inspired by American classics, offers children pancakes, French toast, meatloaf with gravy, potato dumplings, succotash, scrambled eggs and pasta. Tribeca Tavern, which is known for its gourmet burgers, offers children flounder, barbecue wings, steamed shrimp, sweet potato casserole, creamy grits, and a tomato, cucumber and black-eyed pea salad. The Twisted Fork, a casual chophouse and bar combined with a fresh bakery, offers steak, spaghetti, fish and chips, sautéed spinach and rice pilaf.

“Rocky Top Hospitality has been a longtime supporter of and advocate for the local community, which is one of the many reasons that motivated us to step back and revaluate the dining options we were offering to children,” said Ogan. “It is important for our restaurants to provide customers with excellent food that is both tasty and nutritious. That is why we felt it so strongly about making healthier children’s menu items available.”

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About Rocky Top Hospitality:
Rocky Top Hospitality restaurants have consistently rated among the Triangle’s most popular local dining choices since its first restaurant opened in 1998. Six different restaurant concepts operate under the Rocky Top Hospitality name: The Twisted Fork Grill, Market & Bar, Draft Carolina Burgers & Beers, The Mash House Brewery & Chophouse, Tribeca Tavern with two locations in Cary and Raleigh, Rockwell’s American Grill & Bar, and Rocky Top Catering & Events, a thriving events facility and catering business. All Rocky Top restaurant menus provide items not found anywhere else, and focus on using local North Carolina beef, seafood, poultry, pork, dairy and organic produce. Pastas and desserts are made daily, in house by the chefs and never come out of a box. Rocky Top beef and pork have had no growth hormones, additives, antibiotics or chemical feed. Owner Dean Ogan is known for actively giving back to the community and was named the 2011 Restaurateur of the Year by the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (NCRLA).

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