We had the good fortune of connecting with Ebony McCormick and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ebony, what’s the end goal, career-wise?
Vegans and vegetarians face many difficulties when looking to dine out while still promoting their healthy eating habits; especally those who like to travel. For example, not all restaurants offer vegan or vegetarian options and it can be difficult to locate restaurants that do. Additionally, many surveys estimate that less than 5% of the population identifies as either vegan or vegetarian. Given this relatively small community, it can be difficult for many vegans and vegetarians to meet each other. There is a need for improved systems and methods for facilitating the selection of dining options for those persons with specific dietary restrictions, such as vegans and vegetarians. The end goal for Healthy Dining is to become the number one vegan social networking app on the market.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
In 2017, I participated in a seven-day vegan challenge that changed my world. Needless to say, during those seven days, I became more aware, and conscious of what I was putting into my body. I made a decision to embark a vegan lifestyle. Although I was enjoying my new lifestyle, some of the challenges I faced were locating vegan restaurants, and finding support. Thats when I had my AH-HA moment; Healthy Dining App! Instead of throwing in the towel, I let this challenge motivate me to create something that would benefit humanity as well as our environment. When faced with a challenge, always serach for a solution, and then try to share your solution with world. You never know who you can help with the solution of your challenge. Healthy Dining is a mobile app that allows users to create a profile to search for vegan and vegetarian restaurants worldwide, as well as allow users to connect for dining and networking purposes. I launched the Healthy Dining App in July 2018. The app has been doing extremely well. Users are enjoying the unique features on the app. One of my many favorite features on the app is the “create a date ” feature. This feature allows users to create a date by selecting a user, restaurant, date, and time the app sends a date request to the user, to simply accept, or reject the date. Pretty cool, right? Healthy Dining is designed around the idea that no vegan should have to dine alone. Whether you are traveling and want to find a local spot or dine with a fellow vegan, THIS APP IS FOR YOU! Don’t take my word for it! Download this amazing app today, and share with friends and family.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Although I am a homebody; Atlanta is filled with amazing people and businesses. I would definitely have to take my guest to a few of my favorite spots like Chastain Park, Sunflower Cafe, Stone Mountain, Sundail, and Mudfire Studio; just to name a few.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I am so grateful to be surrounded by so many people who have dedicated not only their talent, energy, and resources, but on going support as well. I would like to take this opportunity to give a special shoutout to my family; who are my biggest supporters, my close friends who keep me grounded, my mentors who keep me focused, my team of developers, and lastly, the users who took the time out to download the Healthy Dining App! Lets keep the healthy conversations going! Thank You!