RestaurantNews.com reported last week that Mark Cuban has invested in Find Me Gluten Free, a restaurant search and review app for iPhone and Android users. He stumbled upon this latest venture by way of Naked Pizza, a national chain that serves up healthy pizza on gluten-free crust, which Cuban is already an investor. In setting up an advertising deal between the two companies, Cuban became interested in the technology app and threw some money at it - something he's known for doing in a most gracious way.
Find Me Gluten Free has over 20,000 gluten-free restaurants on its database and continually adds to its thousands of user-generated reviews. With daily promotions, advertising opportunities, and of course, reviews, the app helps gluten conscious consumers find restaurants or bakeries.
Taking the site for a little test drive, if you're looking for a gluten-free burger in Dallas for lunch, Company Café gets top billing (both locations), followed by BoomerJack's and Red Robin. The latter two only have one rating apiece. Pizza for lunch? Looks like Picasso's is the place to go. There's obviously some need for growth here - enter Mark Cuban.
One question though: why isn't there a Naked Pizza in Dallas?
In other celiac news, the Gluten & Allergen Free Expo is in Dallas on September 8 and 9 at the Westin Park Central.