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What is Vieweat?

 

Vieweat is the next generation search engine for restaurants and menu items that combines a variety of sophisticated search options. The website enables each person to quickly locate the most appropriate meal and saves time by taking the user directly to dishes that suit his or her preferences.

 

What is Vieweat’s target audience?

 

The site is designed for everyone; anyone interested in finding specific restaurants or dishes, anyone who is diet-conscious for health reasons or has special dietary preferences such as athletes, pregnant women, weight-conscious people, parents who are strict about their children's nutrition, vegans, vegetarians, people with food allergies, people who keep kosher, tourists and more.

 

Vieweat is the only website in the world that provides a solution for all these target audiences together with one program that eliminates the need for niche websites and applications.

 

What distinguishes Vieweat from other websites?

 

●        Users can view meals and dishes that meet the criteria that are important to them.

●        Filter dishes by limits for nutritional values such as calories or carbohydrates.

●        Filter dishes by ingredient, out of a list of twenty ingredients that are important to significant portions of the population.

●        A multilingual menu, currently available in eight languages.

●        A user-friendly digital menu that enables businesses to quickly add, hide or display dishes, and quickly upload seasonal or holiday menus.

●        Easy and accessible menu management for chain restaurants, including the ability to designate cross-franchise standard dishes or special dishes for each location, in accordance with the needs of the chain.

 

What types of businesses are represented on Vieweat?

 

The website represents all kinds of businesses in the food industry, including restaurants, cafes, bakeries, specialty food businesses, hotels, catering companies, event spaces and more.

 

How accurate is the information on the site about menu ingredients?

 

The information about the ingredients in each dish is voluntarily supplied by the businesses, which are responsible for the accuracy of the information.

 

Businesses are not required to supply nutritional information or information about the presence or absence of specific ingredients (such as dairy, gluten, etc.) in each dish. Businesses may choose to divulge information about each dish as they see fit or may choose not to divulge at all.

 

What if a business does not divulge ingredients in a dish?

 

In this case, the site makes a default assumption that a dish may contain all of the primary problematic ingredients. Therefore, unless the business specifies otherwise, each dish will be marked by a yellow square for all ingredients, which signifies that the dish “may contain traces” of that ingredient. If a user with a specific food preference looks for a dish without a specific ingredient, for example “gluten-free” or “dairy-free”, their search results will include only dishes that the businesses have explicitly confirmed to be free of that ingredient.

 

How accurate is the nutritional information about menu items?

 

Businesses are not required to supply nutritional information such as calories, carbohydrates, protein, fat, saturated fat, sugar and salt content. Businesses may choose to divulge information about each dish as they see fit.

 

Businesses cannot commit to exact nutritional values and there may be reasonable variations in values due to variations in meal size and other factors. Because food is prepared outside of laboratory settings without precise scientific measurements, nutritional information should be used as an estimate only.

 

In which languages is the information available and how is it translated?

 

The primary and essential information is currently available in eight languages: Hebrew, English, Russian, Arabic, French, German, Italian and Spanish. In the future, we will add more languages to the site.

 

What else is available on Vieweat?

 

Vieweat also features articles, interviews and reviews on a variety of subjects related to food, restaurants, nutrition and additional topics from the culinary world.

 

Can users comment on Vieweat?

 

Commenting is not available at this time. Users may comment on the Vieweat Facebook page.

 

How do users sign up on Vieweat?

 

Users sign up through social media accounts, currently Facebook and Google Plus.

 

Why should I sign up as a user on Vieweat?

 

Signing up as a user helps Vieweat remember your nutritional preferences when you view the website from different devices. Soon, registered users will have access to exclusive user-only information pages, benefits and coupons.

 

Can Vieweat be accessed from mobile devices?

 

Yes. The search engine is also available via a mobile-compatible site, for all kinds of mobile devices and all of the widespread mobile operating systems.

 

How can I make a page and menu for my business?

 

You can do it yourself by clicking “Sign up now” under the restaurant registration, or on the bottom of the page at the “Add your service” link, and following the instructions. You can enter details about your business, add photos and create a complete digital menu with pictures and information about each dish – you can even design a full-color menu using the “do-it-yourself” system for various languages.

 

How can I close my business's page or hide my menu on the site?

 

You can temporarily delete or hide any dish on a menu from the "Menu Management" screen.

 

You can also easily temporarily delete or hide your business or a chain location from the main management screen.

 

How much does it cost to sign up?

 

There is no cost for signing up. Vieweat allows all restaurant businesses, large and small, to make a home page including a colorful designed menu at no cost. The cost is a very low monthly subscription, which is used to maintain the site.

 

Is paying the monthly subscription fee mandatory?

 

No. If your subscription fee has been paid, your menu will be available to search engine users.

 

I am interested in publishing articles or personal opinions on food, restaurants and nutrition – can I publish them on your site?

 

Definitely. Vieweat provides a platform for publishing relevant articles or personal stories on food, healthy nutrition, restaurants, tourism and related topics. Interesting articles will be edited and posted on the site with full credit including a photo and link to your homepage or Facebook page. Selected articles will be translated into additional languages, if necessary.

 

In which languages can articles or personal stories be published?

 

Currently, articles may be published in eight languages: Hebrew, English, Russian, French, German, Italian and Spanish. We will translate interesting articles, if necessary, into Hebrew and other languages.