Restaurateurs now have another consumer-review tool to monitor.

A new app for diners with food allergies that helps them pick restaurants that are allergy-friendly was launched yesterday.  

AllergyEats launched a free app for the iPhone and Android smartphones, allowing users to access the peer-based resource anytime, from anywhere.

“The new AllergyEats app builds off the outstanding success of the core AllergyEats website, which has a tremendous, and rapidly expanding, number of users finding and rating restaurants based on their level of food allergy-friendliness,” says Paul Antico, Founder of AllergyEats. “Now, users have on-demand access to this wealth of information right at their fingertips.”

The AllergyEats app offers peer-based allergy-friendliness ratings as well as restaurants’ websites, menus, and directions for smartphone users.

Diners can search by city or zip code.

AllergyEats is a free resource that provides peer-based feedback about how well (or poorly) restaurants accommodate the needs of food allergic customers.

Both the AllergyEats app and website provide information on more than 600,000 restaurants nationwide, which users can rate.

The peer ratings and feedback allow food allergic and gluten intolerant diners to quickly find restaurants that will more likely cater to their special dietary requirements, and avoid the ones that won’t.

“The new app also lets diners rate restaurants on-the-spot, while the experience is fresh in their minds,” Antico says.

The AllergyEats app can be downloaded for free from the iTunes app store and the Android market.


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