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I had some Wendy's the other day after reading this thread. The frosty was good, the baked potato was . . . well, a baked potato. The chili . . . it was good, but I don't think I'll ever eat it again. I didn't get any gluten from that whole experience but I just felt gross because it was fast food. I haven't had fast food in like 3 years, so I was thoroughly grossed out.
You can also get gluten free fried rice at PF Chang's even though it's not on the menu (I'm a server at Chang's). Just tell your server you want your fried rice made with the gluten free sauce, if they give you any grief (which they shouldn't unless they're just incredibly bad at their job) then ask to see the manager.
I ate at the Cheesecake Factory today and I had mild issues. I'm not extremely sensitive to gluten insofar as it doesn't always manifest itself, but I can tell if I've been "glutened" more often than not. If it happens badly, I know it for certain. When it happens mildly, I can usually tell with the minor symptoms. With that said, I experienced mild symptoms after my dinner. I had a slight stomach ache and then an interesting experience on the porcelain throne about 30 minutes later.
I had a burger with no bun, no seasoning, etc. and their steamed veggies (I had ordered spinach sauteed in olive oil). I had explained everything to the waitress but they were so incredibly busy that she forgot, so she brought me the veggies. I also had the Godiva Cheesecake. I dunno what it was, but I definitely got glutened. It was only mild, though. I might go back, but I'd definitely be sure to talk to the manager directly and have him assure me that he'd see to my food's preparation.
I work at PF Chang's and the gluten-free menu is top notch. They can also do gluten free fried rice. Chang's is a little pricey, but it's some of the best gluten-free dining available in my opinion. I eat there after my shifts often.