With a significant chunk of the population having some form of specific diet (vegetarian, vegan, gluten intolerant, dairy intolerant, food allergies, paleo, and more), there are many people who are suffering from a data barrier. What data barrier are we talking about? The data that is hidden in every menu - the data that you end up asking for over the phone, email, social media, or in person when you're browsing the menu trying to find out which items are most suitable for you.
Honeycomb is here to finally breakdown the data barrier from restaurant menus and make them accessible to you in a standardized way. We take away the heavy lifting of manually filtering through inconsistent menus and easily provide you with personalized menus based on your dietary preferences. We're like a GPS for finding you the most suitable food to eat.
So that's why we created Honeycomb. Because we have self driving cars, virtual reality, and Uber - it's time for personalized menus.
Honeycomb needs to exist
People care about what they eat. Whether you're a picky eater or you have medically related dietary restrictions, you want to be able to easily find food you can eat, especially when you're outside and in unfamiliar territory. After being diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis, one of our co-founders often found himself in this tricky situation. Having a strict diet and always outside and on the go, meant he needed to find food he could eat at new places, without the comfort of knowing exactly what was available. Opening apps like Yelp or Zomato simply didn't cut it, as these apps are more concerned with restaurant reviews than restaurant menus. Further, even if he tried Googling restaurants one at a time, the inconsistency of menus (text, image files, and PDFs) made the process tiresome, and anxiety ridden. Because of this, he usually ended up sticking with Subway or Whole Foods - two places on opposite sides of the spectrum, but at least he knew what he was getting there.
Honeycomb is not an unfiltered restaurant directory such as Yelp or Zomato. Every restaurant listed on Honeycomb must qualify as a well-managed, well-liked establishment. To qualify, restaurants must have an average rating of 3/5 stars from Yelp, TripAdvisor, Zomato, and Google. Once they pass that qualification, we manually analyze the restaurant to be sure they are a good fit for Honeycomb based on our in-house criteria. Consequently, this means that every restaurant in Honeycomb is a quality restaurant and can be trusted to provide the food they promise on their menus, and that you will be satisfied with the results.