New app to help when eating out with food allergies

A survey by Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) has previously revealed that 70 per cent of people living with a food allergy or intolerance felt uncomfortable when dining out. A new Melbourne-based technology business, TLRT Foods (pronounced tolerate), believes they have come up with an app-based solution to support these people and make eating out less stressful for them.

TLRT works with restaurant kitchens to identify more than 20 allergens, intolerances and lifestyle choices across a menu, which is then uploaded into the TLRT app. Diners download the app for free, create a profile, search participating restaurants on the platform, and their preferences are automatically cross-referenced against menus to let them know what’s suitable for them to eat.

TLRT has been in development for the past two years and has been trialled by more than 7,000 dinners across 30+ local restaurants. A survey conducted before the trial commenced, indicated 76 per cent of participants had previously been to a restaurant they had thought could cater for their dietary requirements but found it wasn’t suitable when the food was served. A second survey within the trial period found 84 per cent of people had successfully used TLRT to help them decide where to eat out.

The business is now looking to rapidly expand its restaurant and customer bases. Find out more or express an interest through their website: www.tlrtfoods.com.au.

Article source and additional reporting: Food & Beverage Magazine.