Posted by TechCrunch on Friday, January 25, 2019 10:20:46The fast food startup EatPrayLove, which is based in Dallas, Texas, has launched its own fast food-eating recovery center and says it’s trying to do for people in need what McDonald’s has done for its fast-food customers.
EatPrayHope is a joint venture between Eat Pray Life (an online resource for people experiencing food poisoning), and Eat Prays Life Health Care, a nonprofit organization founded by Dr. Michelle Smith.
The company is focused on helping people with a variety of food allergies and conditions.
The company says it offers a variety-based approach to recovery for people with food allergies.
“We want to be an accessible food rescue center for those who are trying to recover from an illness or condition, but don’t have access to a full-service restaurant,” the company says on its website.
The fast-casual restaurant chain has been serving food to people with allergies since 2003, and has expanded to include a wide range of allergies, including food allergies to peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, and more.
McDonald’s was also the first fast food chain to allow people with non-dairy dairy products to order their own meals and offer meals to those who do not have access.
Smith says she and the team are trying out new food products in the food service industry.
“It’s really challenging, because if you have a problem that’s going to be in your diet for a long time, you don’t want to put yourself at risk,” she said.
The startup has already been featured on the Food Network and in a segment of a documentary about food poisoning.
According to Smith, the idea for the company came to her when she was working as a nutritionist for a restaurant chain.
She was having trouble understanding the food, and then it occurred to her that maybe there was a way to do this better than McDonald’s.
“We’ve done a lot of research on nutrition, and I found that there was no way to get people to eat healthier and stay healthy in restaurants,” Smith said.
“I decided that if I can do something better, I would rather do it.”
Smith is a former doctor, who has also had a career as a medical dietitian.
She has a degree in food science, and worked as a dietitist and nutritionist at several hospitals.
Smith and her team have also launched their own website, EatPraise, where people can share their experience with food, nutrition, or even just how much food they’re eating.
They have been featured in Food Network shows such as The Biggest Loser and The Food Network: Live!
The food company’s website is currently in beta, and there are plans to launch a mobile app in the future.
The site offers recipes, health tips, and a section for sharing your thoughts with the Eat Prayers community.
“It’s important to make sure people understand the process and that the person with the food is responsible for ensuring that they are getting all of the nutrients they need,” Smith told TechCrunch.
“They have to know that there’s a way of getting it down there, so they can be successful and get through the rest of the meal.”
In order to start the company, the team is using crowdfunding.
They’ve raised about $5,000 so far.
The $4,000 goal has been met, and they hope to expand their network of supporters to more people.
EatPraysHope says that its food recovery program, which includes a wide variety of allergy-friendly ingredients, is the most popular at the moment.
The site lists the ingredients that have been used in the program, as well as a list of those ingredients that were already available in the restaurants that served them.
“When we found out that we were a food service company and could really do this, it was just amazing,” Smith explained.
“Our biggest challenge was the cost of food.”
The team is also using a number of partnerships to raise funds, which means that people who want to help the company can donate to Eat PrisonsHope directly or to their favorite restaurants.
For example, if you want to support Eat Prisions Hope, you can give to the company through a Paypal donation, or you can donate through your favorite online payment processor.
Smith hopes to expand the team’s reach over time.
“The whole idea is to be able to serve more people who are more at risk than they were,” she told Tech Crunch.