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Baking Your Experiences and Beliefs Into Your Business

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Behind the Review host and Yelp's Small Business Expert, Emily Washcovick, shares a look at this week's episode of the podcast.

Being a vegan, while decidedly easier in recent years, is still a very hard lifestyle to follow when dining out. Being in the heart of beef country—Dripping Springs, Texas—might make it even more difficult. Add a potentially fatal nut allergy on top of it, and Yelp reviewer Kate S. had just about given up on eating out.

Then she found Skull & Cakebones, a bakery and market not far from her home. Not only did the food taste great, but the ingredient lists were very clear, and the staff knew how to handle her allergy.

"I was just so excited to first know that their employees were knowledgeable and given the tools that they needed to address nut allergies," Kate said. "And I've worked in the restaurant industry. I've seen people not really take it seriously. And I am an anaphylactic. I was excited to find a place where I could get a dairy-free option that wouldn't kill me. I also have a........

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