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Stop Serving Kids Lousy Food; Your Kids Demand Healthy Meals

SEATTLE, WA (Feb. 28, 2019) – Why do parents seek out sustainable and organic food at home, then take their children to fast food restaurants where sourcing is, well, questionable at best? Duke Moscrip, founder of Duke’s Seafood & Chowder, thinks kid’s meals should be as organic and sustainable as those prepared for grownups. Today he announces his commitment to serving only organic and free-range chicken in his popular kid’s menu items: Hudson’s “Jump in Your Mouth” Chicken Strips, and Elliott’s All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast.

“Our kid’s meals have always been healthier than the average kid’s menu because we are committed to local, sustainable, chemical-free, additive-free, and organic when we can get it,” says Moscrip. “But now they will be even better. We went to our supplier, family-owned Harvestland/Perdue, and asked for only organic, free-range chicken. We don’t scrimp when it comes to feeding our children at home; why would we do it at a restaurant? Heck, I even named some of the meals after my own grandchildren.”

All of Duke’s Kids Menus choices are made with the same quality ingredients:

Meals: In addition to the two chicken meals, we also offer:

  • Sophie’s Grilled Wild Alaska Salmon. Always sustainable and loaded with Omega 3s
  • Elsa’s Alaska True Cod 1 Piece Fish & Chip made with 100% sustainable Alaskan Cod
  • Paige’s Coconut “Hula” Prawns made with 100% Wild Mexican Pacific Prawns
  • Lauren’s Linguini with alfredo sauce or homemade herb tomato sauce. Available with gluten-free pasta
  • Hannah’s Grass Fed Jr. Burger made with the same grass-fed beef we import from Australia

Sides: Fresh and delicious

  • The Dinghy size Clam Chowder is made with local cream, effervescent herbs and sea clams (and zero preservatives)
  • Fresh, seasonal Vegetable, French fries and Sweet Potato fries are all chemical-free and 100% “real” food

Dessert: Add a scoop of locally-owned Lopez Island Creamery ice cream

  • Lopez Island Creamery uses 100% natural ingredients with no high-fructose corn syrup and no soy lecithin
  • Whole fruit sorbet and ice cream flavors are made from scratch

Drinks: Sorry kids, no Pepsi or Coke products made with high fructose corn syrup served at Duke’s

  • Fresh-squeezed lemonade, strawberry lemonade and Blueberry lemonade, made by local favorite, Scotty’s Juice
  • Rocky Mountain Soda Company sodas – pure cane sweetened, non-GMO, artificial-free, preservative-free, Vegan, Kosher and Gluten Free
  • Variety of juices or milk

As children’s obesity continues to increase in our country, healthier food for kids continues to be a topic of concern. A study released in February 2018 found that 40 percent of 16- to 19-year-olds are obese, and 26 percent of 2- to 5-year-olds are overweight and more than 15 percent were obese.

“We know that kid’s restaurant meals are not solely responsible for this trend, but at Duke’s, we want our little Duchesses and Dukes to have the very best ingredients they can get,” says Moscrip.

Kid’s meals are available at all seven Puget Sound area Duke’s restaurants every day of the week.

About Duke’s Seafood & Chowder:

Duke’s Seafood & Chowder began in Seattle, Washington in 1977 as Duke’s Bar & Grill. Founded by Duke Moscrip, the company now owns and operates seven restaurants in the Puget Sound area that focus on wild, sustainable, organic, hormone- and antibiotic-free, and natural ingredients. Today it remains family owned and operated with son John Moscrip as a partner. Crafting the menu is long-time Executive Chef “Wild” Bill Ranniger, renowned for both his culinary skills and wild creativity.

Duke’s is a three-time winner of The Seattle Chowder Cook-Off. A leading force in sustainable food, Duke’s received the highest seafood restaurant rating in the State of Washington by Fish2Fork and is among the first restaurants in Seattle recognized with a 100 percent volume compliance sustainable seafood rating from Smart Catch, a program designed to promote sustainability and raise consumer awareness regarding sustainable seafood options.

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