Burgers? Have food allergies/celiac disease or gluten free?
You want to eat but you have no idea which restaurant has food allergy free or gluten free information - TAB Street does.
So what exactly is TAB Street? TAB Street is a website that has listings that have been verified to have allergy free or gluten free information and it has been found that sometimes their is both. These listings cover restaurants, bakeries, hotels and more. It takes time and patience to review websites for that information. TAB Street, at the time of this writing has over 2600 listings which are color coded for allergy information, gluten free information among other listings that benefit both groups.
TAB Street includes:
Verified information at time of entry for allergy free information and/or gluten free
- Geolocation up to 100 miles for travel at home or on the road
- With geolocation, directions are within the site for listings
- Only listings that have allergy free and/or gluten free information available on website
- All types of restaurants - including ice cream shops and bakeries
- From pizzas, to hamburgers, cakes and fine dining
- Celiac Disease and food intolerance resource
- Currently over 3000 listings
- Search by one or multiple allergies, city, category, state and current location radius up to 100 miles or a combination thereof
With a restaurant here and a restaurant there, oh my! It was like playing a game of choosing which one could handle multiple allergies or even just one, let alone, would they be willing to change something on their menu to met those allergy requirements. It becomes easier to stay at home and stop going out to eat. But, one has to eat out eventually so TAB Street was born.
So that it might benefit:
- Not knowing which restaurant works with your particular allergy or multiple allergies
- Eating out can't be taken for granted
- Sometimes eating out is a necessity
- Food allergies - Gluten Free - Celiac Disease - food intolerance's shouldn't mean that you always need to stay local
The better the information at hand, the better a choice that could be made for all.
Why is this important? There are over 15 million people with allergies and they range in all ages, from young to old. Those 15 million people have family and friends that don't want to exclude them on eating out adventures, road trips, and travel. So, if you just add one person to that 15 million that would mean 30 million and more are aware of listings that work with food allergies and/or gluten free.
Restaurants are taking notice and making the changes to their website, menus, dedicating kitchen area and training their staff.
We are branching out to Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. These sites are open and listings are being entered in slowly.
On the table are enhancements that are scheduled for a later date that we want to try and push up to earlier dates such as special events and menus, reviews and comments. The focus is getting in listings to make the site a more viable site for when you or someone you love is hungry but can not just go out and eat anywhere. Being able to allow reviews and comments hasn't been turned on yet because there isn't the staff for it at the moment.
A feature (generated in tabstreet.com) will allow you to find food allergy and gluten free places along the way that we want to keep active - showing a road trip from Chicago to Orlando Florida - hoping to keep alive through funding of the site. Even on the highway while you are traveling down the road it will search up to 100 miles of your location.
Your Donation will Help:
Your ONE DOLLAR DONATION OR MORE can help implement the enhancements - food menu, events, and much more, adding resources to continue to help with the research, create jobs with wages (unpaid staff and volunteers currently) to get listings in quicker, increase marketing, tech and website upgrades
(On the table are enhancements that are scheduled for a later date that we want to try and push up to earlier dates such as special events and menus, reviews and comments. The focus is getting in listings to make the site a more viable site for when you or someone you love is hungry but can not just go out and eat anywhere. Being able to allow reviews and comments hasn't been turned on yet because there isn't the staff for it at the moment.)
Other ways you can help
If you can help through a donation, that is fantastic! But if you can't donate monetarily doesn't mean that you can't help out! Please feel free to use the share tools on this site as well as old fashion sharing methods (word of mouth/email) to help spread the word. Chances are if you are reading this far that you too are either affected by food allergies or know someone close to your heart that is. I am asking that you reach out to anyone that might find this allergy friendly and gluten free website useful and perhaps they can help spread the word as well.
Anyone, be they young or young at heart with any of these life changing diseases, food allergies, gluten free and Celiac Disease might appreciate having a new resource, and the people that know them, support them and care for them.
Risks and challenges
Risks and Challenges:
Risks - minimal, since the site is up and running. Without funding, might not meet the goals of the other countries within the time frame and the current plans in place to add features. Plus, without the funding can't get the extra staff to get details and listings in a timely manner.
Challenges - in finding resources that actually do list allergy free and/or gluten free information available on the websites. Those restaurants that went that extra mile to add the information to their website.
- (30 days)