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#16 minniejack

 
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Posted 08 December 2009 - 11:30 AM

Where did you get this from? Their traditional wings are naked and done in dedicated fryers. All of their sauces except two are gluten-free.

Of course there's always a chance of CC, but there are in fact things we can eat there.

richard



I was under the same impression. Last year we got a BWB gift card that we gave to the inlaws 'cause we were too afraid to use it.

Maybe we should look into it again--my DS14's favorite food is wings.
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Posted 19 November 2010 - 12:06 PM

Just to update this, I ate at a BWW in Nyack, NY last weekend.

I knew that the naked wings were definitely okay and that the traditional wings were a maybe depending on the fryer situation, but oh no - no separate fryers. Our waiter told me that he's seen a number of celiacs get the traditional and not have any problems and said not to worry. I still did. His only suggestion was to order with someone else also getting those, to limit chance that they are going in the fryer with the boneless wings. My boyfriend and I went with the traditional, sauce on the side (his recommendation as well, as the breading from the wing sauce can get in the saucer). Zero problems. The honey BBQ wings were my favorite, followed by the ridiculously spicy mango habanero.

Sweeeeet!
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Posted 31 January 2011 - 11:07 AM

We live here in Ohio and my husband,Jeff who has celiac sprue gets the medium traditional wings. We ALWAYS ask them to spin them in a clean bowl(so there isn't any cross contamation). And they have always been fine. He has had them at the BW3's in North Myrtle Beach too.
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Posted 31 January 2011 - 04:12 PM

I just ate there yesterday in fact. I had a long talk with the manager and explained about cross contamination and all that. He confirmed that the fryer for the traditional wings is dedicated to only traditional wings and that most of the sauces are gluten free. I asked about the place where they add the sauce and he confirmed that they use the same bowls to toss them with the sauce for the traditional wings as they do the boneless breaded wings. I told him that was a no-go because that's a huge source of cross contamination, so he told he we could figure something out. Either I could get the sauce on the side or they could put the wings in a to-go box and shake them with the sauce in there. He then went back to the kitchen to explain it to the kitchen staff. I was pretty impressed by how good they were about the whole thing, not all restaurants care that you have food allergies or are willing to help you.

So A.) speak to a manager B.) make sure they have dedicated fryers and C.) ask them to skip the shared sauce bowls and either get the sauce on the side or have them toss it in a to-go container.

I had avoided BW3's for so long because I thought they weren't gluten free that I'm excited I get to eat there :-)
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#20 Andoveran

 
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Posted 10 June 2011 - 04:43 PM

I received the following email from Buffalo Wild Wings:

Thank you for your request. We do not have a specific gluten free menu. Attached is our Allergen Reference Sheet, Sauce Nutritional information for your review. Please note the preparation process below for the fried items in regards to the crossover of food. The Naked chicken tenders do not contain gluten and they are cooked on the grill this may be a great alternative.

Preparation Processes:
- Our Traditional Wings are a fresh chicken product that we deep fry at 350'F and shake in the sauce of choice.
- Our Boneless Wings are a breaded chicken product that is also fried at 350'F and then shook in the sauce of choice. The same container is used to sauce the boneless and the traditional wings.

- Our grilled chicken products and burger products are cooked on a 550'F char broiler, a grill seasoning is applied at the time of cooking the seasoning does contain Soy. The Burgers themselves do contain gluten.

- Our Tortilla chips are fried fresh in the restaurant.


As a note, in the preparation process of all our fried items we do not segregate individual product into separate fryers when they are cooked so there is the potential of crossover of fried items and oil in the fryers.
This includes our fish, shrimp, potato products, chips, chicken (breaded and traditional wings), All Started and Sides (mozzarella sticks, mushrooms, dippers, onion rings, corn dogs)

In regards to the frying oil, we use a Beef Tallow Shortening from Cargill to fry all of our products.
The Shortening ingredient Statement Lists: Deodorized Beef Tallow, BHT and Citric Acid (to protect flavor), Dimethylpolysiloxane (added as a stabilizer).



We hope you find this information helpful.


So don't eat the burgers, and be careful with the traditional wings! Only the Teriyaki and Asian Zing sauces contain gluten.
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Posted 24 June 2011 - 03:49 AM

I had heard so many great things about B-Dubs from this site and got all excited and went with friends one day. When asking the usually questions, just in case, I was told that even the naked wings were contaminated because they cook them in the same oil as the other breaded wings. They said the oil would be fresh and gluten-free if I came first thing when they opened and happened to be the very first customer. The only food they said I could have were those stupid buffalo chips. They are basically plain, cooked potato smashed into a ball yet deceptively made to look like a tasty french fry alternative. I was very unhappy with my experience at that particular location, but at least I didn't eat anything bad.
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Posted 24 June 2011 - 04:04 AM

I just wanted to point out that this thread was started in 2005. It seems like from reading the responses here this place had only unbreaded wings up until recently when they started frying breaded wings as well and using the same sauce containers to coat both unbreaded and breaded. Restaurant often change their menus and prep methods so we need to pay attention to the date posts are made and always ASK at the restaurant (as the pp did). Sounds like this place was okay back in 2005 and maybe even in 2009 but something changed recently and then no longer have the gluten-free options they used to have.
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Posted 24 June 2011 - 11:07 AM

If they are frying everything in the same oil now, then they've changed the way they do it. Same with the sauce thing, although I imagine that could be worked out as it was in the January post. I'll be checking with my local BWW but that place might be off the table now.

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 05:40 AM

Went to my local BWW and talked to the manager, and unless he's lying, they do NOT fry breaded items and the naked wings in the same vat or oil. According to him, the naked wing vat(s) stays too busy and mixing would change the flavor. Also shook the wings in a clean container. We ate there and I had no problem. When I got the check, I even saw that the waitress had typed in instructions and "wheat allergy" into my order. Of course there's no guarantee they never make a mistake or contaminate things, but that's always a danger when eating out.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 01:20 AM

Hey guys so just today I received lab results that Gluten was the reason why my stools were unhealthy and Ive been feeling not so great(mystery for around 2-3 years). I go in tomorrow to talk to a gastro. Anyways, knowing this, I went to Buffalo WW and I ordered the Traditional wings in Medium and Parm. Garlic. I read the allergy report before I went in and saw both were Gluten free so i felt comfortable going. All in all I had 6 of each and a side of celery/carrots with ranch as a dip. Immediately after eating I felt my bowels go crazy and I ran to the restroom and pretty much had a watery explosion. Do you guys believe it is due to the mixing of the Wings and breaded boneless in the same bowls? It was a very busy night and I doubt they used separate bowls to mix. I thought maybe the parm. garlic or the ranch could contribute to maybe an intolerance for lactose but I came home and ate a full yogurt and glass of milk to test but nothing, not even bloating. I do have the rashes associated with Celiac (Dermatitis herpetiformis) and it is flaring pretty bad now, which I think again, is from tonights meal at BWW. If this sounds correct can someone please assure me of this haha...I never thought I would have a "disease" but am more than willing to work with it, ive been malaise too long!
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 10:40 AM

Very likely an issue from cross-contamination. Although a bunch of greasy wings can have a serious impact on even the most resilient digestive track.
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