ThinDish focuses exclusively on restaurants that serve dishes totaling 600 calories or less, and also offers consumers a discount for purchasing those dishes through the site.
Online restaurant guides are practically a dime a dozen these days, but Los Angeles-based ThinDish offers an interesting twist. Not only does the site focus exclusively on restaurants that serve dishes totaling 600 calories or less, it also offers consumers a discount for purchasing those dishes through the site. Users of ThinDish begin by searching the site for items at local restaurants that are 600 calories or less. Those with special dietary restrictions can also narrow their search to dishes that are gluten-free, low-sodium, diabetic-friendly and more. In any case, for each dish listed, users can view a range of details including complete nutritional information. Once they find a dish that looks good, users can buy it through the site and either print out a voucher for use at the restaurant, or display it there using their mobile device. Through its partnerships with local venues, dishes on ThinDish are offered at a discount of up to 50 percent, the company says. The video below explains the premise in further detail: Free for users, ThinDish currently focuses on its home base of Los Angeles and surrounding areas. One to partner with or emulate in other parts of the world? Spotted by: Parul Rohatgi