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Monday, February 19, 2007

Damon's Grill Interactive Allergy Menu

Damon's Grill is a casual dining chain with over 80 locations, mostly in the Northeastern United States.

They just issued a press release about their new "interactive allergy information tool," which is on their website.

You can get their in several ways. Go to the Damon's website at and click on Our Menu, and then click on the "Click here for Food Allergy information" link in the lower left hand side of that page. Or click on the "Our Menu" link from any page on the Damon's website.

Or go directly to

Clicking on any box next to a menu item brings up information on the bottom of the page in which the potential allergens in that item are listed.

Allergens listed are Fish, Shellfish, Milk, Soy, Wheat, Eggs, MSG, Sulfites, and Tree Nuts.

The press release adds:

Before launching the allergy information page this month, a nutrition consultant analyzed the ingredients in nearly 250 Damon's appetizers, salads, salad dressings, soups, side items, entrees, sandwiches, kids' menu, beverages, condiments
and desserts.

"Few casual dining chains offer allergy sufferers and those with other dietary restrictions easy access to the information they need," said Carl Howard, president. "Damon's is taking the lead because our guests asked for the information, and we want to support their efforts to lead healthier lives."

I like that attitude, and I hope that Damon's soon comes to New York so I can check them out.

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