Restaurant Program

We’re making it easier for you to eat well while eating out. 

Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm Project has partnered with local restaurants committed to serving you the same great-tasting food with fewer calories and more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and healthier fats.
The level of participation (Bronze, Silver or Gold) is set by the number of healthy practices offered at the restaurant. Stop in soon and experience just how tasty foods can be when prepared with better health in mind!






Visit these participating restaurants:


Bronze Level Restaurants

Burger King®
Cash Wise Deli
DJ’s Restaurant
Hy-Vee Deli
Joni's Restaurant
Lamplighter Family Sports Bar & Grill
The Pantry
Pepperboy Wood Fired PIzza & BBQ
Perkins® Restaurant & Bakery
Ulmer Cafe
Veigel's Kaiserhoff 

Silver Level Restaurant

Martin Luther College Cafeteria

Gold Level Restaurants & Approved Menu Items

George’s Fine Steaks & Spirits
  • Angie’s Sauteed Salmon
  • Skinless Baked Chicken
  • Wicked Wraps (either Sauteed Chicken and Vegetables or Sauteed Portabella Mushroom and Vegetables)
  • George’s Fruited Salad

New Ulm Medical Center Cafe

  • All meals, entrées, sides or soups labeled "BeFit".

New Ulm Medical Center Cafeteria

  • All meals, entrées, sides or soups labeled "BeFit".


Turner Hall
  • Raspberry Chicken Salad

More Information - New Ulm Restaurants Owners/Managers

It’s not too late for restaurants join the program! We invite all New Ulm-area restaurants to participate. As a thank you for partnering with us to offer and promote healthy food, we provide participating restaurants with the following free of charge:
  • Onsite door decals and table tents or menu inserts
  • Promotion of participation through the Heart of New Ulm Project’s newsletter and “What’s Cooking New Ulm?” cable show, as well as in the New Ulm Journal
  • Consultation with a Registered Dietitian to answer questions and offer support
  • In-service training for all restaurant staff  
Participation is easy! Each restaurant’s level of participation (Bronze, Silver or Gold) is set by the number of healthy practices the restaurant agrees to implement.
Please contact us by email for details and to learn how to join the FoodWorks Restaurant Program.   

More Information - Community

Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm Project and our restaurant partners are committed to making healthy eating easy! Check back frequently to learn about new FoodWorks Restaurant Program partners and promotions. 



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If you’re looking to improve the health of your community, our evidence-based population health solutions are a great place to start. Building on our success with Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm Project, we can provide you with technical assistance and consultation on assessment, strategy development, program development and evaluation, along with presentations to help you achieve improved population health.

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