Ever wanted to market your gluten-free menu? Looking to reach over 700,000 consumers that will decide where their friends, family and co-workers will go out to eat?
Look no further, Find Me Gluten Free has the solution for you. With free apps for iPhone/iPad and Android as well as a free website, Find Me Gluten Free has positioned itself as the leading resource for the gluten-free community to find restaurants just like yours. The gluten-free industry is exploding, over 3 million Americans have been diagnosed with Celiac Disease and over 18 million Americans have some sort of gluten-sensitivity. According, to market research provider, Mintel, over $6 billion dollars was spent in 2012 on gluten-free products and that is expected to increase every year. This is a huge market for you to get in front and promote to.
Unlike advertising on Facebook or other forms of “distraction” advertising, Find Me Gluten Free gives you the ability to list your location as the #1 spot within a 10,15, 20, or 25 mile radius of where you are. They even have the ability to add a promotion to your listing which can be changed daily. This is something you can’t do in print advertising.
“We built this platform as a way for the gluten-free community to find gluten-free friendly businesses and it really has had a ripple effect on the amount of people it reaches by touching the people that go out to eat with gluten-free diners. Gluten-Free people typically dictate where their group is going to go out to eat,” says founder and gluten-free consumer, Jason Elmore. Restaurant goers aren’t just searching the Find Me Gluten Free website, the apps for iPhone and Android are the #1 downloaded gluten-free apps on the market.
“I love the fact that I can search my own area or when I’m traveling and find places to eat, I usually only look at the top 3-4 places listed”, says one user of the app.
From an advertising perspective, “We would absolutely recommend this advertising venue to other gluten free business owners. As a matter or fact, you can’t afford to be left out of your city’s listings,” says Susan Fulton, Owner of Gourmet Girl Gluten-Free in Tucson, Arizona. There are restaurants that pay to be a featured listing on Find Me Gluten Free and this is your opportunity. Featured locations are clicked on 80% more than non-featured locations according to CEO, Jason Elmore.
Find Me Gluten Free has grown drastically over the past 6 months. In May, their website received 30,000 unique visitors per month and that has grown to over 90,000 unique visitors per month in November. Their app has also been downloaded over 200,000 times and continues to be downloaded over 500 times per day. They also received an investment from Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks and shark on the hit show “Shark Tank”.