In 2018 we began working with restaurants to help them better serve guests with food allergies, celiac disease, and special diets such as gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan diets. We still delight every time we hear success stories from restaurants and guests about excellent dining experiences that we have helped create.
In 2019 we began dreaming of an app that would make it easy to find restaurants based on their level of employee education, procedures for avoiding cross-contact, and their accommodations for specific dietary restrictions (gluten-free, egg-free, soy-free, etc.). Then, we decided to add dietary restriction menus and featured menu items so that anyone using the app could answer, “What can I actually eat there?”
In 2020 we built and released the first version of our web app. We spent a lot of time talking to restaurants and to people like you to understand what we needed to add (or subtract).
In 2021 we began rolling out upgrades to our web app and adding new restaurants. We’re making changes all the time, so what we have to offer next week will be even better than what you see now. If you like what we are doing or have suggestions for how we can make Picknic better, please let us know!