It's summertime, and that means VACATION! No matter if an exotic trip abroad is scheduled or a staycation is on the horizon, food allergy families will probably try out new restaurants this time of year.
Sue welcomes Paul Antico, founder and CEO of AllergyEats, back to the show to highlight the winners of the 2017 top ten allergy-friendly restaurant chains. Together they talk about what criteria was used to pick the restaurants and what each restaurant did to make it a favorite of those with food allergies.
Restaurants that made the most allergy-friendly restaurant chains lists:
Most allergy-friendly large chains:
- Maggiano’s Little Italy (4.80 rating)
- Chipotle Mexican Grill (4.36 rating)
- Mellow Mushroom (4.33 rating)
- In-N-Out Burger (4.28 rating)
- Red Robin Gourmet Burgers (4.20 rating)
Most allergy-friendly small chains:
- Burtons Grill (4.80 rating)
- Legal Sea Foods (4.70 rating)
- Flatbread Company (4.68 rating)
- Rainforest Cafe (4.67 rating)
- Not Your Average Joe’s (4.56 rating)
Read more on the AllergyEats website.
Have concerns about eating at restaurants? Listen to 10 Tips to Dining Out with Food Allergies to get ideas on how to create the safest restaurant experience for your food allergic loved one.
About Paul Antico
Paul Antico is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of AllergyEats. He is also the father of five children – three of whom have food allergies. Paul is a former equity portfolio manager for Fidelity Investments in Boston and a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Paul utilizes his financial and public speaking skills to advocate for the food allergy community, giving presentations to both food allergy audiences and restaurant management teams looking to understand the value of properly addressing and serving guests with food allergies.
Paul serves on the Board of Directors for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America’s New England Chapter, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Food Allergy Working Group, and the National Peanut Board Food Allergy Education Advisory Council. Paul was previously a member of the Board of Directors for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (national), as well as the Institute of Medicine’s Advisory Panel for the Consensus Study on Food Allergies.