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#1 Guest_Stepha_*

 
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Posted 26 February 2004 - 05:15 PM

I was just curious if anyone could tell me of large chains or restaurants in CO that provide a gluten free menu or adapt to the disease.
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Posted 27 February 2004 - 07:40 AM

Do oyu have Outback or PG Chang's? Also McDonald's and Wendy's.

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Posted 27 February 2004 - 08:37 PM

PF Changs actually has a gluten free menu !!
I was so excited when I saw it !!! My boys even liked the gluten-free food :D
Are you in the Denver metro area ?
There is a PF Changs at Flatirons Crossing mall and at Park Meadows mall, and probably other places in CO too.
There is a bakery in Colorado Springs too called outside the breadbox owned by a couple with a daughter w/ celiac. I order some stuff from there, and it was pretty good.
www.outsidethebreadbox.com
I really like the gluten free pantry mixes that I have found at Whole foods too.
I will also be interested in hearing about more restaurants we could try.
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Posted 28 February 2004 - 08:43 AM

Yes I do live in metro Denver! And my dad lives in Colo. Sprgs.! Thank you for those great places, if anyone else has suggestions let me know. I am curious in finding out what Richard has to say about places like Wendy's we have them but what can they do?

If I find any restaurants I'll let you know wildones. Love the name by the way!
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Posted 28 February 2004 - 01:29 PM

http://www.wendys.co...tion_topics.jsp

Wendy's has a printable list of their gluten free foods on their website. You can find it at the link above. They actually have quite a few more items on their menu than McDonald's. I haven't tried them yet, so I hope that the cross-contamination issues can be kept to a minimum when we do eat there. I hate getting sick from eating out.

God bless,
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Posted 29 February 2004 - 08:28 AM

Thank you for clearing up the Wendy's thing. I have more questions about P.F. Chang's and Out of the Bread Box.

When you go to P.F. Chang's do you ask a waiter or waitress for a gluten-free menu?

What are your favorite foods from Out of the Bread Box?

Thank you.
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Posted 29 February 2004 - 09:13 AM

Mariann,

Thanks so much for the information about Wendy's. I didn't realize they had a gluten free menu. It's nice to know there's a quick stop chain that carries gluten free products. If there are any others, please post them. I live in Oklahoma City but we don't have some of the chains that are on the east and west coasts. Thanks bunches.................Judy
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Posted 29 February 2004 - 06:15 PM

Not sure if this chain is in your area or not but Chick-Fil-A also has a gluten free menu and can be found on their website http://www.chickfila.com/gluten.asp

I hope this helps :D
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Posted 29 February 2004 - 06:59 PM

Stacie..........

Thanks so much for the information. Yes, we do have Chic-fil-A restaurants here. It's nice to know there are some fast-food restaurants that aren't forbidden.

Judy :)
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Posted 01 March 2004 - 09:10 AM

I wrote Chilis an email asking if they had any gluten-free items on their menu. Here is their reply:

Thank you very much for your email. We are very happy to provide you with a list of suggested items.

Please be aware that we cannot guarantee that any item is completely wheat-free due to cross-contamination possibilities in the preparation of our food items. Therefore, the list we have compiled is based on information obtained from our supplier ingredient:
Bacon Burger with no bun, no dill pickles, no mayo
Baked Potato Soup
Chilis Filet Steak- no garlic toast
Chips- no salsa
Chocolate Shake
Citrus Fire Chicken and Shrimp
Flamed-grilled Ribeye- no garlic toast
Salmon and Rice with steamed veggies- no ginger citrus sauce
Kid Burger- no bun
Margarita-grilled chicken- no black beans or kettle beans
Mashed Potatoes
Mushroom Swiss burger- no mayo, no dill pickles, no bun
Old Timer Burger with or without cheese- no mustard, no bun, no dill pickles
Side of Sauteed mushrooms
Tuna Steak Sandwich- no aioli dressing, no bun

French fries do not have a dedicated fryer so they are not safe to eat.

Hope this gives you one more place to eat out. :D
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Posted 01 March 2004 - 10:17 AM

You can print out PF Chang's gluten-free menu from their web site. It's under cuisine. The only one I've been to also had it printed out. Some PF Chang's might stick strictly to that menu, but the reality is that most of their menu items can be made gluten-free. I know people who have had the lettuce wraps even though they're not on the list. In many cases, all the chef has to do is substitute a gluten-free sauce for the regular one.
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Posted 01 March 2004 - 06:43 PM

Jaimek............ :rolleyes:

I feel as if I've opened Pandora's Box with the responses I've received. Thank you so much. We do have Chilli's in my area. I've not eaten there very often the past three years, not knowing what might be gluten free. One of my favorite restaurants has a Baked Potato Soup (my favorite) but I was told it had flour as an ingredient so I'm thrilled that Chilli's has one that's gluten free.

As I've posted on another site, I've not researched this as I should. This site has really spured my enthusiasm. I didn't realize restaurants would be so receptive. I do feel as this becomes more recognized in the U.S. there will be many changes. Thanks to all of you that have given me suggestions..............


Judy
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Posted 01 March 2004 - 09:01 PM

I love eatting at Wendys and now that I have celiac disease I had to switch my eatting habbits a bit now I get the spring salad, baked potato, and fries. Question is I didnt see fries on the gluten free list anybody have any problems with the fries from Wendy's ?
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Posted 02 March 2004 - 08:26 AM

It's my understanding that while the Wendy's fries are gluten-free, not every single restaurant

richard has a dedicated fryer. You have to ask.

And remember that even at the best restaurants, contamination is always a risk.
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Posted 03 March 2004 - 02:24 PM

I just wanted to let you know.... Im in COLO too.! I contacted our local Carrabbas Italian Grill since they are owned by the same company as OUtback. They said they do not have a specific gluten-free menu, but they do everything they can to accomadate those with special needs. She suggested talking to a manager when you go it, and explain the situation. They will make sure the grill has been cleaned before making your food, and that anything special you need they will try to accomadate. They also said that if you need your own pasta, they dont' mind making your own pasta for you if you bring it in! I thought that was pretty cool. Mind you I've never been there to see if it is a succesful dining experience, but it sounds like they are willing to help.

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