By Paul Antico, AllergyEats.com:
AllergyEats is a comprehensive, user-friendly guide to allergy-friendly restaurants across the United States. It is a peer-reviewed directory of restaurants – rated by people with food allergies, for people with food allergies.
Our database comprises every restaurant in the country – from large chains to small mom and pops, from gourmet to greasy spoons. We’ve laid the groundwork by providing you with menus – including kids’, gluten-free, and allergy-specific – where available, as well as any other relevant information from restaurants.
The rest is up to you. Use AllergyEats to help yourself and others by identifying restaurants that can or cannot accommodate your needs. Then rate the restaurant by answering three quick questions. It takes less than a minute!
Our ratings are driven by you the user; restaurants do not participate in these ratings. However, AllergyEats does strive to work with restaurants, allergy networks and the public to increase the amount of information we can share with you.
We’re thrilled to see an increasing number of restaurants responding to the growing concern about food allergies and intolerances. Increasing numbers of restaurants are training their staff about food allergies and publishing allergy information on menus. With more than 12 million of us (one out of 25 Americans) living with food allergies and over 2 million with Celiac Disease, we’d like to see this become standard practice. In the meantime we hope AllergyEats can serve as a valuable guide to allergy-friendly dining on the go.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Paul Antico, 41, is the founder and visionary behind AllergyEats. He lives in suburban Boston with his wife and five children, aged 13, 10, 8, 3, and 6 months. After a successful 17-year career in finance, Paul decided to pursue more personal interests. He was inspired to start www.AllergyEats.com because two of his children have food allergies that make dining out challenging.
Read Paul’s previous article entitled “Food Allergies & Eating Out”.
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