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#1 conniebky

 
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Posted 02 June 2010 - 11:38 AM

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My daughter has friend that work/ed at Wendy's I absolutely love their chili.

They have all said, at one time or another, that the burgers that aren't sold that day or in a certain amount of time, are used as such: they take the top and bottom bun off, scrape all the condiments off and chop up the meat and make the chili with that meat.

Has anyone had a reaction to Wendy's chili?
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Posted 02 June 2010 - 11:44 AM

I personally don't eat at fast food restaurants because I just don't trust the workers and/or practices, having once worked in one during high school. Either way though, I never eat chili out because I find it to be one of the most riskiest foods, and soups as well. Flour is often used as a thickener.
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Posted 02 June 2010 - 11:55 AM

Flour is not used a a thickener in Wendy's chili and if workers are recycling old burgers then they are violating Wendy's policies and probably some health laws. The chili is on their gluten-free list. Besides, I didn't think that Wendy's burgers were put on buns and condiments put on ahead of time.

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 12:07 PM

Flour is not used a a thickener in Wendy's chili and if workers are recycling old burgers then they are violating Wendy's policies and probably some health laws. The chili is on their gluten-free list. Besides, I didn't think that Wendy's burgers were put on buns and condiments put on ahead of time.

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I know, that's why I felt it important to post this information. It's not like we were all sitting around talking about gluten...these are teenagers just talking about their jobs. They do pre-dress the burgers at height times, like lunch.

I love Wendy's, and I love their chili and the other day when I stopped to get some, I remembered what these kids said so I skipped the chili and got a baked potato instead and it was wonderful.

I just felt it was important to share this information, that's all.
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Posted 02 June 2010 - 12:14 PM

I've eaten Wendy's chili numerous times without issue. I suspect that what you're talking about is an isolated incident. Something that these workers do at this restaurant only, maybe? I can't imagine that the rest of the workers at the rest of the chain do the same thing. At least, I sure hope not! :blink:

Of course, eating at restaurant that serves wheat products is always a bit of a risk. You never know if the workers are following protocol or not.
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Posted 02 June 2010 - 12:17 PM

I've heard the same thing about the patties being taken off of the buns, but I mentioned it on here once and was told I was wrong haha. Chili is on their gluten-free list but it does say may contain wheat. I personally don't eat it but I have a Celiac friend (who does not react as badly as I do) and she eats it all the time. I've had it twice and felt awful both times.
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Posted 02 June 2010 - 12:38 PM

This would be against all health laws and Wendy's own policies. If you know for certain this is happening, you need to report it to your county health department restaurant division. I would also make sure you informed Wendy's headquarters. The food poisoning implications of this practice are immense. Please, Connie, report this to the health department for everyone's safety if the Wendys near you is doing this.
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Posted 03 June 2010 - 09:27 AM

My daugther, son and I flew into SLC last month late at night, and Wendy's was the only place still open that had a gluten free menu so we stopped and ate there. We both ordered the chili and were both sick that night and into the next morning. That was my first time ordering food from Wendy's since going gluten free. My son, who does not have celiac disease, also ate the chili and he was fine, so we figured it was CC with gluten. Not sure, but we both had our usual reaction that we have when we get gluten. We have not been back. It makes since that the meat could of been CC.
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Posted 03 June 2010 - 12:02 PM

We've eaten Wendy's chili countless times and never had a problem. Many locations, many times. Never a problem.
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Posted 09 June 2010 - 05:14 PM

I've never had trouble at Wendy's. I like to get a small chili and a baked potato. I agree about calling corporate and the health department if that particular Wendy's is recycling burgers into the chili.
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Posted 12 June 2010 - 06:01 PM

the last time my kids and i had chili and a baked potato from Wendy's we all had stomach problems. i don't plan on eating there anytime in the near future.
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Posted 15 June 2010 - 03:47 AM

I think Chili from anywhere gives people stomach problems :blink:

I had a grilled chicken with tomato, lettuce and honey mustard sauce and I put it on a Against the Grain toasted roll......oh man did that hit the spot. I made my own Ore-Ida fries to go with it which were way better than the ones Wendy's has.

To each his own!
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Posted 23 June 2010 - 09:28 AM

I've also had Wendy's Chili countless times and never reacted. My friend loved their chili so much, he'd buy it to make chili dogs at home with it.
I'm never surprised to see the people who don't eat fast food but do waste their time reading threads about it....
I personally travel a lot and am going on a 2 week road trip, so Wendy's has been a lifesaver many a time when I've been famished and just couldn't fathom another Lara bar or piece of fruit.
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Posted 23 June 2010 - 06:27 PM

just couldn't fathom another Lara bar or piece of fruit.

Lara bars are cruel and unusual punishment. :o
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Posted 23 June 2010 - 06:59 PM

Lara bars are cruel and unusual punishment. :o

I thought I was the only person who didn't like them.
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