CHICAGO Independent restaurants are appealing to children’s increasingly sophisticated tastes by adding more adult-style foods to their kids’ menus, according to a study released Monday by Technomic Inc. In its 2009 Kids’ Marketing & Menu Report, the foodservice consultancy said it had discovered increased incidents of seafood, steaks, ethnic dishes and local fare served in small portion sizes and marketed to children on independent menus nationwide. The trend has notable ...

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