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Meet the App: Restaurant Explanation


Do you wrestle with the desire to eat out but fear having an allergic reaction? The Allergy Force app makes it easier to explain your food allergies to restaurants with its free, flexible digital 'chef card' that can handle multiple food allergies in 21 languages. Learn more...

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When you have food allergies, advance planning and clear communication are key to a safe (successful) restaurant outing.


When planning a restaurant outing,

  • it’s important to call in advance and speak to the owner, a manager and/or the chef. During this call, explain your allergies, as well as ask questions about the ingredients and preparation methods.

  • After the call, you can use the app’s Restaurant Allergy Explanation feature to send the explanation of your food allergies in writing (by email or text) to the restaurant in 21 languages.*

  • You can also print out the explanation or email it to yourself before you go, to show it to the restaurant staff when you arrive.

This feature makes explaining your food allergies consistently and thoroughly to restaurants — over and over — so easy! With 21 languages at your fingertips and the ability to easily customize your explanation for multiple food allergies, this digital 'chef card' can help you clearly communicate your needs when you're on the road to parts unknown.


The feature taps into the unique Allergy Profile you create after downloading the app.


Here’s a step-by-step overview of how the Restaurant Allergy Explanation works — it couldn’t be easier:


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  • The app asks you to set your Allergy Profile as soon as you download the app and register. This profile curates many app features — like the restaurant explanation — just for you. You can change up this profile as often as you'd like to meet your needs.

  • Tap the ‘+’ icon at the bottom of the Home Page to find the restaurant explanation feature, and then tap the ‘Restaurant’ icon.

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  • Next, select how you want to share your allergy information with the restaurant. Choose email, text, or print. Provide the recipient’s contact info.

  • Then, scroll down the page and select the desired language for the restaurant communication.

  • Tap ‘Next’ to land on a translation page that displays the message you will send.

  • Tap ‘Send’, and your information is on its way.

  • You can print out your explanation before you go so you have hard copy at your fingertips, OR even email or text the explanation to yourself.

  • You can even switch up your allergy profile, depending on the restaurant, to simplify things on the fly for them (e.g., temporarily removing OAS trigger foods.) (Totally optional!)

You want your restaurant outing to be memorable— memorable because it was fun for the family; not because you ended up with an allergy emergency. This feature can help you keep the fun in the fun.


This digital 'chef card', our Restaurant Allergy Explanation feature, is ‘Free Forever’ for you. Send as many of these explanations as you’d like, to as many people as you’d like, in as many languages as you’d like, all for FREE.


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"Having the choice to dine-out or dine-in {safely} is food freedom. Allergy Force's app frees you to have that choice"

—Gayle Rigione, Allergy Force Innovator (and 'Can-do' Allergy Mom)


Get the App

The app offers Free Forever and Premium levels of access. You can try out Premium during a 14-day, no commitment free trial. We hope the app becomes your new BFF for navigating food allergic living.


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…empowering you to live your best life with food allergies.


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Allergy Force's goal is to educate the food allergy community about the Allergy Force food allergy management app — what it can do, how it works, how to get the most out of it. We're committed to helping people with food allergies live freely with less fear, less anxiety, more confidence. The app is peace of mind in your pocket.


*Note

The Restaurant Allergy Explanation text and the 12 pre-populated allergens on the ‘Select Allergies’ page of the Allergy Profile have been hand translated by native speakers. Any allergens you’ve typed into the ‘Add More’ section of the Allergy Profile are translated using translation software.