Frequently Asked Questions

Can I add a restaurant to the RestaurantHER map?

Yes, you can, but please first search the map to make sure the restaurant isn’t already on it.

Then, verify that the restaurant meets at least one of these requirements:

  • Restaurant is owned by a woman
  • Restaurant is co-owned by a woman
  • Kitchen is managed by a woman executive chef or woman head chef

If the restaurant meets at least one of the requirements above, click here to submit it.

Is every restaurant on the map really led by a woman?

We strive to make the RestaurantHER map as accurate as possible. Many of the restaurants on the map are added by site visitors like you. We ask that restaurants be added only if they meet at least one of these requirements:

  • Restaurant is owned by a woman
  • Restaurant is co-owned by a woman
  • Kitchen is managed by a woman executive chef or woman head chef

However if you’re certain we’re showing a restaurant that doesn’t fit, please contact us and give us as much information as possible so that we may verify and take the appropriate actions.

  • Restaurant name
  • Restaurant address
  • Why it doesn’t belong on our map
What do the red and gray pins on the map mean?

Red pins indicate women-led restaurants that are available on Grubhub. Click the pin to see a restaurant’s details. Then click it again to go to its Grubhub menu page, where you can place an order via Grubhub.

Gray pins indicate all other women-led restaurants. Click the pin to see a restaurant’s details.

Why doesn’t my map show any women-led restaurants?

There may not be women-led restaurants in your area—or at least none that we know about. If you’d like to add a restaurant, please click here.

It’s also possible that there’s an issue with your internet browser. As a quick fix, try quitting your browser and relaunching it. Or use a different browser.

If you’re still having an issue, please contact us. In your message, please include these details:

  • What device you’re using (Ex: Apple iPhone, Lenovo laptop, etc.)
  • What browser you’re using (Ex: Chrome, Safari, etc.)
  • What you searched for (Ex: ZIP 11123, Greek food, etc.)
How did you find all these women-led restaurants?

The RestaurantHER map was populated through a combination of outreach to the Grubhub network of restaurants, public information and community-sourced information that has been validated by our team. The map continues to rely on site visitors like you, with new restaurants added every day. We check to confirm accuracy to the best of our ability, and rely on our community to help us identify restaurants that don't belong.

Why are fast food and chain restaurants in the map?

We include every woman-led restaurant, whether it’s a franchise location for a well-known chain or a small independent restaurant.

While some visitors are surprised to see fast food restaurants or other chain restaurants on the map, these restaurants can meet the requirements for the map. The key is to look at each location of the chain restaurant individually. Some locations of a chain are owned or co-owned by a franchisee who’s a woman. And some have a woman head chef. If a restaurant meets one of those requirements, it’s welcome on the RestaurantHER map.

Where can I learn more about gender inequality in restaurants?

To learn more about this important issue, please check out the links below. Many of these resources are from RestaurantHER partners.

What’s your definition of “women-led”?

We define a woman-led restaurant as a restaurant that meets at least one of these requirements:

  • Restaurant is owned by a woman
  • Restaurant is co-owned by a woman
  • Kitchen is managed by a woman executive chef or woman head chef