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Bennigan Gluten Free Menu
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jUST TALKED WITH BENNIGANS

THERE NEW HEALTH CLUB MENU IS GLUTEN FREE

AND IT SAYS IT ON THE MENU!!!!

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That is so cool! Thank you, thank you!

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THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

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Do you have any information as to what is on the menu?? I looked on their website and I can't really find anything about it. Thanks!

-Jessica :rolleyes:

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I went there today and was not so impressed. Sorry to be a downer but they only had about 6 things to choose from. Like a hamburger with out bread stuff like that. I ordered a grilled chicken salad and it came back with curtons and bread on the side. I even told them I can't eat bread. I am not supposed to eat cheese and everything had cheese of course I could get it with out but then I would be eating a piece of meat with a piece of lettuce and a tomato. Again sorry to be a downer I had never liked bennigans anyways but my husband loves it so we go there once in awhile. Just be sure they know that Gluten free does not mean bread free.

I really hope someone else has a better experience than I did. Maybe I just went to a bad one you know.

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I just returned from Bennigan's and was pleasantly surprised to fine the gluten-free menu. My celiac teen wasn't with us but was happy to hear about it. The menu may be limited but it is important to her to be able to order from a menu without having to ask all the gluten questions. I'm sure it is important to mention to your server that although the item is gluten-free, the kitchen needs to be careful not to contaminate.

KathyB

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Does the menu have any gluten free vegan options?

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i'm wondering how much to trust something that says gluten free, like do they know it's possible for cheese and salad dressing to contain gluten? i always wonder about that when restaurants list something as gluten free.

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