Mimi’s Cafe Recognized By Parents Magazine For Healthy, Family-Friendly Meals

Mimi’s Cafe has been recognized by America’s #1 family magazine as a Top 10 family-friendly dining destination. The findings from Parents magazine’s Best Restaurant Chains survey appear in the April 2011 issue, now available on newsstands. The survey was designed to show where families can get the most nutritious foods for the best price while having the least stressful experience. This is a repeat showing for Mimi’s Cafe, which first made Parents’ list of Best Family Restaurants in 2008.

“The 10 chains on the list get straight A’s for offering families healthy and tasty food with a side of fun,” Parents reports. To compile the list, Parents analyzed the calories, fat, saturated fat, and sodium on the kids’ and adult menus of more than 150 national restaurant chains. Editors also evaluated the quality of the ingredients and conveniences like call-ahead seating, online ordering, crayons to keep the kids busy, and the availability of high chairs and booster seats.

“We are honored to be named one of Parents magazine's Top 10 Restaurants for Families for the second time,” said Mimi Somerman, Mimi’s Cafe Senior Vice President of Marketing. “We pride ourselves on offering a variety of nutritious and delicious options that both kids and parents love in a warm, welcoming ambience.”

Parents singled out Mimi’s for having one of the most extensive menus in the survey with more than a dozen entrée choices and seven side dishes. Mimi’s all-inclusive kids’ meals range from the new Grilled Chicken and Veggies (176 calories) to all-day breakfast items like whimsical Mimi Mouse pancakes. Kids 12 and under get crayons and their own printed menus with fun activities such as mazes, crossword puzzles, jokes and word searches. Younger guests in high chairs enjoy Mimi’s signature touch: a complimentary bib and a toddler plate filled with cereal, crackers and an orange slice.

The 2011 ranking by Parents magazine adds to a growing list of accolades Mimi’s has relished through the years. In 2010, Mimi’s Cafe was top vote-getter in the Best Restaurant Chain category in The Orange County Register’s Best of Orange County, and a Platinum Plate Award recipient for Kid-Friendly Restaurants by MyKidsPlate.com. Mimi’s also has won Best Family Dining award from the California Restaurant Association, the Kids Choice Award for Best Appetizer from Southwest Florida Parent & Child Magazine and Best Family Dinner by the Daily Press, among others.

Mimi’s offers convenient meal solutions for busy families such as online ordering, curbside to-go, seasonal family meals and call-ahead seating. The Mimi’s Cafe eClub features exciting offers such as free kids’ meals and Buy One Breakfast Entrée, Get the Second Free coupons.

Mimi’s Cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week in cities coast to coast. For locations, hours, and menu and nutrition information, please visit MimisCafe.com. You can also find Mimi’s on Facebook at Facebook.com/MimisCafe and at Twitter.com/mimis_cafe.