The Diners’ Guide showcases food establishments who take the “high road” to profitability, providing livable wages, paid time off, racial equity, an environment free of sexual harassment, and opportunities for advancement. The 2019 version of the Diners’ Guide allows you to create an account, check-in to restaurants, and earn consumer loyalty rewards.

We refer to loyal consumers as Diners United ROC Stars, acknowledging your efforts to show thankfulness, appreciation, and respect for those taking the high road! Join a committed network of consumers who support restaurateurs taking the high road to profitability.

The Guide rates restaurants on the following criteria:
1) tipped worker wages,
2) non-tipped worker wages,
3) availability of paid time off,
4) a record of promoting employees from within or racial equity,
5) adoption of the RAISE anti-sexual harassment policy and/or training, and
6) membership in Restaurants Advancing Industry Standards in Employment (RAISE).

Based on these categories, points were assigned. Gold-rated restaurants with tipped workers earn four out of six points, while gold-rated restaurants with no tipped workers earn three out of five points. Silver-rated restaurants with tipped workers earn three out of six points, while silver-rated restaurants with no tipped workers earn three out of fix points.

You can make a difference for the 14 million plus restaurant workers across this nation in several simple ways. You can support high road restaurants and, most importantly, encourage your favorite restaurants not listed in this Guide to join RAISE. Through RAISE, your favorite restaurants can learn how to take the high road, or receive awards for already doing so. Please check-in when you visit high road restaurants and join the Diners United ROC Star Loyalty Rewards Program!

-Discover high road restaurant options near you or in the place you’re traveling to
-Check-in to show support and earn loyalty rewards
-Search and find nearby High Road restaurants
-Track the High Road restaurants you’ve visited
-Ability to view call, menu, and navigate to restaurant from within the App
-Suggest new restaurants providing workers with livable wages, paid time off, racial equity, an environment free of sexual harassment, and opportunities for advancement

What’s New

Version 3.0.5

- Now you can favorite all your loved restaurants and see those in your profile
- Profile improvements with helpful links to support, help and recommending a restaurant
- Improved design elements

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

lanysha ,

Best app out there for diners!

If you care about where and what you eat, then this is the app for you! The only one of its kind that let’s me know if the establishment treats their workers well. Reputable research shows that when workers are treated well, the food is better too!

bkmDC ,

Much needed app that helps you dine happy!

I'm so happy to see that the Restaurant Opportunities Centers released an app version of their Diners Guide! After hearing about the ROC Diners Guide on NPR last year I religiously used it when making dining choices that supported restaurant workers. After all they are the ones cooking and serving my food and I want to make sure that I ate somewhere that treats workers well enough for them to afford basic needs and get paid sick days! This app is perfect timing for flu one wants to eat where workers are not able to afford to take a day off because they have the flu!

Great tool for foodies and moms! Yay!!!!!!!!!!!

Glen ridge ,

Lacking info/incorrect

This is a really noble idea for an app, but if it's not 100% correct it can be really damaging to a business's reputation. Right now it is full of misinformation and of course in its early stages it leaves out the vast majority of restaurants that deserve acclaim. My fear is that if people start to trust it as a means of judging restaurants and it isn't totally correct, good businesses will suffer. It's going to be very difficult for the makers of the app to accurately collect information from reliable sources. Shake shack getting knocked for paying their tipped workers too little when they don't have tipped workers is just one example of the potential flaws.

I don't think people have enough appreciation for the responsibility they are taking for other people's livelihoods when they start publishing information (or misinformation) about businesses in a forum that may be accepted as fact. Particularly when that info implies a moral judgment!

App Privacy

The developer, Restaurant Opportunities Center United, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


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