AllergyEats, the guide to allergy-friendly restaurants in the United States, has just released its 2015 list of Most Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Chains nationwide.
The chains on this prestigious list hold the highest ratings on AllergyEats’ website and smartphone app, per feedback from the food allergy community. AllergyEats restaurant ratings are based solely on how well restaurants have accommodated food-allergic diners, and not on other factors, such as ambiance, service, or food quality.
"We're pleased to announce the 2015 list of the Most Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Chains in the country," says Paul Antico, founder and CEO of AllergyEats. "These chains have demonstrated a superior willingness and ability to accommodate guests with food allergies, and we congratulate them for earning a place on this esteemed, well-respected list.
"Not only is being allergy-friendly good for a restaurant's guests, it's also a very smart business decision. When restaurants accommodate food-allergic guests, they experience increased customers, sales, loyalty, and profits. In fact, restaurants that cater to the food allergy community can increase their profits significantly—by as much as 25 percent or more."
The Most Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Chains are grouped into two categories: Large (50 or more restaurants) and Small (under 50 restaurants).
Results were based on diner feedback from the AllergyEats website and app through Dec. 31, 2014.
Most allergy-friendly large chains:
- Chipotle Mexican Grill (4.41 rating)
- P.F. Chang’s China Bistro (4.39 rating)
- Red Robin Gourmet Burgers (4.39 rating)
- Outback Steakhouse (4.32 rating)
- Mellow Mushroom (4.29 rating)
Most allergy-friendly small chains:
- Maggiano’s Little Italy (4.74 rating)
- Burtons Grill (4.69 rating)
- Legal Sea Foods (4.64 rating)
- Joe’s American Bar & Grill (4.63 rating)
- Not Your Average Joe’s (4.63 rating)
"P.F. Chang’s is honored to be recognized by AllergyEats as one of the most allergy-friendly restaurants in America for the second year in a row, especially as we strive to provide superior service for all of our guests,” says Rick Federico, CEO of P.F. Chang’s. “As we develop allergy-friendly menu items and prepare gluten-free dishes, we take great care to ensure they live up to the experience that customers have come to expect from P.F. Chang’s.”
"The Most Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Chains list, and the growing number of AllergyEats ratings of all restaurants, helps the food-allergy community make more informed decisions about which restaurants to visit and which to avoid, based on how well or poorly they’ve accommodated other diners’ food allergies," Antico says.