Say it ain’t so Naf Naf Grill. Did you add salt and fat?

So what has happened? Has there been a drastic reformulation of Naf Naf food for the worse, or is something wrong with it’s nutrition info on-site?

I wrote an enthusiastic post about the relatively new fast food chain Naf Naf Grill back in 2014 when I discovered the low-salt content of its pita bread and the low-fat content of its beef in a pita offering. I’ve been touting it to friends and family ever since.

The menu board from a Naf Naf Grill location in Niles, Ill. Other outlets have slightly different offerings.
The menu board from a Naf Naf Grill location in Niles, Ill. Other outlets have slightly different offerings.

So I was shocked and dismayed recently when I checked it’s site and found the numbers have changed drastically for the worse. I’ve written Naf Naf and posted on its Facebook page to get answers but haven’t heard a word yet, very poor customer relations.

Hopefully this post will wake them up and get me some answers because I can’t eat there or recommend it again until I find out what happened. My hope is it’s a website glitch, but I fear it may not be and this could be a case of a chain expanding and needing to reformulate to get enough product for its growing retail footprint.

Back in 2014, the Naf Naf site showed a steak in a pita offering had only 12 grams of fat, 211 mgs of sodium and 4 grams of sugar. Now, sadly, its nutrition info page lists 27 grams of fat, 7 grams of sugar and an unvelievable 1,635 mgs of salt!!!!

That is a drastic reformulation of its product. Keep in mind it makes its own pita bread which, in 2014, was wonderfully low-salt. A typical piece of pita has 480 mgs of sodium in it. The current nutrition info on the Naf Naf site says one of its pitas now has 745 mgs of sodium. That roughly three times what was listed in 2014.

Looking at other sites, such as Myfitnesspal.com, I found nutritional info similar to what I had seen in 2014. Myfitnesspal.com lists 281 mgs of sodium in the steak pita, for example. It also lists 13 grams of fat, less than half of what Naf Naf itself is listing now.

Another site, fatsecret.com, lists only 40 mgs of sodium in a piece of Naf Naf pita, again closer to what I saw in 2014.

So what has happened? Has there been a drastic reformulation of Naf Naf food for the worse, or is something wrong with it’s nutrition info on-site? I couldn’t find any sort of PDF breaking out nutrition info on the Naf Naf site, only its build-a-meal option.

Talk to me Naf Naf, what’s happening?????

John

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