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#16 FreyaUSA

 
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Posted 17 November 2004 - 12:19 PM

I know the BK site says they are gluten-free. Meanwhile, you have to check out your own BK/fast food place. The BK one near me sent an onion ring home mixed in my son's fries (and we had three days of misery.) We no longer go there and because of this experience, I'm leery of all BKs now. So far, we've had no problems with McDs fries and the Wendy's near me has a dedicated fryer and we've had no reaction from them either.

Kind of hit and hope to miss, I guess.
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Posted 17 November 2004 - 01:20 PM

Fast food, no matter where you go, is probably aout the riskiest eating you can do. Stuff is all over the place. Contamination is just a major problem. Plus the food is just packed with fat, calories, sodium, and bizarre things you've never heard of. Reading the ingredients in a simple piece of chicken can make you queasy. It's best to avoid it as much as you can.

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Posted 17 November 2004 - 08:02 PM

I agree, I refuse to eat at fast foods restaurants anymore. Contamination is very likely. I might order a pop but that's it.
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Posted 18 November 2004 - 03:03 AM

always ask if the fryer is dedicated--if it is only used for the fries, then yes, they are safe--my sister is celiac too and she has asked at 3 wendy's in our area and they are safe--she loves wendy's fries--i do eat mcdonalds fries and hashbrowns and have never had a reaction-- ;) eating out will always be chancy for us :( that is a given--we are only as safe as our food handlers are <_< deb
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Posted 18 November 2004 - 09:56 AM

I've been finding restaurants where they get my hopes up by saying yes, they have a dedicated fryer for their fries. Then, they drop the bombshell that they flour the french fries before frying them to give them that nice little crunch. So, number one on my Christmas list is a deep fat fryer so I can make my own! I'm even going to try to make a bloomin onion, or at least an onion ring! Anyhow, you might want to remember to ask about flouring the fries from now on as it seems to be a common practice.
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#21 lovegrov

 
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Posted 18 November 2004 - 10:10 AM

I've heard the flouring happens at some places but not at BK, McDoanld's or Wendy's. Also not at Hardee's but the fryer there isn't dedicated.

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Posted 22 November 2004 - 09:43 AM

And now for the other "bah humbug" on another board I'm on they were talking about Wendy's and how their chicken breasts are no longer gluten-free bc they use soy sauce in the marinade....which also means the burgers aren't gluten-free bc of cross-contamination on the grill...which meanst he chili isn't gluten-free bc they use the leftover burgers for the meat in the chili.

Just passing along the discussion I was seeing...I haven't decided what I think of this or not.

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Posted 22 November 2004 - 02:31 PM

as long as mcdonalds burgers and fries are gluten free ill be fine ;)
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Posted 22 November 2004 - 02:34 PM

:o ummmm i am not a specialist in this area by any means :P but i am pretty sure that wendy's chili comes to them already made--they arent allowed to use leftover burgers for something like that--the burgers for these places come already frozen to pop on the grill, nothing is fresh with any of them and none of the fast food places make anything from scratch--there is no way that the chili would taste the same all the time if it was being made at individual restaurants--i will be checking on this one though at my local wendys ;) deb
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We urge all doctors to take time to listen to your patients.. don't "isolate" symptoms but look at the whole spectrum. If a patient tells you s/he feels as if s/he's falling apart and "nothing seems to be working properly", chances are s/he's right!

"The calm river of your life approaches the rocky chute of the rapids - flow on through. You are the same water. The rocks cannot hurt you. Remember, now and then, that you are the water and not the boat. Flow on!

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Posted 23 November 2004 - 06:57 AM

McD's burgers and fries are gluten-free, but in case you're a Big Mac fan (I never could stand them) the special sauce is NOT gluten-free.

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