Right now, this site looks just like those 50 or so other restaurant web sites out there that use lists they bought from someone of all restaurants in a givenarea. Friendseat, diningguide, bonapetito, etc. These sites seldom get any user-generated content. Hopefully, this site will be publicized in the Allergy-sensitive community so it gets some input, like yelp does.
I searched for reviews in all major major US cities, and was only getting an average of 5 reviews for all of the, except Boston, which has 83 reviews. Their terms of Service indicate this site is Massachusetts based.
This really looks like a work in progress…check back a year or two or three from now! For my area, 668 restaurants are listed, not one of them rated.
Johnny Jet’s analysis:
“Here’s a useful website for people with food allergies. I know how scary it can be if you have food allergies, to just eat out in your neighborhood, let alone travel across the country. This website has over 600,000 restaurant listings across the U.S. — from large chains to small mom and pop’ shops, to allergy-friendly restaurants across the United States. It is rated by people with food allergies, for people with food allergies. There are menus – including kids’, gluten-free, and allergy-specific – where available. The rest of the database is user-generated so I wouldn’t necessarily trust it completely. That’s because I punched in the zip code of my city and indicated I was allergic to peanuts (which I’m not) and one of the restaurants that came up was a popular Chinese restaurant that serves the best Kung Pao chicken and for those who eat Kung Pao chicken, you know that it has peanuts so I would use it as a guide not a guarantee. Remember: the ratings have been created by peers, NOT allergy experts. Always inform restaurant staff about your allergies and restrictions upfront. Ask questions and remain vigilant, as always. ”
Allergy Friendy Restaurants Website
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