Get email alerts Get Celiac.com E-mail Alerts  




Celiac.com Sponsor:
Celiac.com Sponsor:




Ads by Google:






   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

Heads Up About In-N-Out
0

8 posts in this topic

Just wanted to let you all know that after a few trial and error attempts at our local in-n-out burger (we were SURE my husband was getting mild cc somehow) we finally approached the manager about our suspicions. As always they were absolutely wonderful with customer service and were very concerned about the fact that something was wrong with their "allergy prep".

Turns out our suspicion was correct and their GRILLED ONIONS are scooped with the same spatula that turns the buns. Everything else is prepared separately and carefully with an eye to avoiding cc. Just that one small thing was missed.

Thankfully my husbands reaction has just been mild quease.

They were very apologetic and are going to fix the issue.

So just a heads up for any of you who are suspecting cc at in-n-out that could be the culprit but if you let them know they will fix it!!!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:

That's a common issue at most In-n-Outs, btw. You have to ask.

And they grill them (usually) on a grill that has grilled buns.

It's easier some days just to skip the grilled onions but they do make a protein style burger better...

If you ask them they will clean the grill, and they will tell you it takes a few minutes longer; however, that's a small price to pay. Some days I feel guilty if it's busy, though.

Sigh.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yup, I found this out too. As I waited in the drive-thru line, my one and only time there, I saw MY "protein style" burger being scooped by the same spatula as the buns (and maybe the onions?).

I had a brief moment of weakness and said "it'll be ok". I tossed the burger before I left the parking lot. Some things are just not worth it. I haven't been back and didn't feel like educating once again...I was over it that day.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If it's busy? I wish there were moments my local In-N-Out wasn't busy. It is the only one in the area and has been open for just over 2 years. There has never been a time I've driven by that there weren't cars in the drive through, which includes times like 3 in the morning. By now people who eat there should just expect a wait, I won't feel guilty about making them take an extra minute for me.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If it's busy? I wish there were moments my local In-N-Out wasn't busy. It is the only one in the area and has been open for just over 2 years. There has never been a time I've driven by that there weren't cars in the drive through, which includes times like 3 in the morning. By now people who eat there should just expect a wait, I won't feel guilty about making them take an extra minute for me.

There's busy and there's busy. Lunch time is busy. A bus of kids is busy. We have several around us do it lightens the load.

And busy is the worst time for gluten-free anyway. Any place is more likely to make a mistake.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




I never ate from in and out anymore just because I got sick all the time from it and I didn't know why. Now I know why. Thank you so much for this information.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I eat there often and have never gotten sick. You have specifiy 'allergy' when ordering regardless of protein style, etc. so they know to prep it differently. The one I visit prepares the allergy orders in a seperate part of the restaurant. I also never order the onions for the reasons mentioned here.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have had a great experience at the In-N-Out in AZ. I order a protein style allergy burger with raw onions. They change gloves and it comes in a seperate tray from my kids food. The 1st time I ordered there the casher asked me if my protein style was for an allergy which is how I know to order it that way. One of the few places I don't get sick.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      104,336
    • Total Posts
      920,442
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Hi everybody,  I have had symptoms of Celiac since mid pregnancy and they have gotten worse over the last 5 months post partum. I have constipation, periods stopped, extreme fatigue,  joint pain, weak muscles, dizzyness, migraines, light sensitivity,  pins and needles in hands and feet, elevated TSH, depreason and anxiety. Was put on thyroid meds but it didn't help any of my symptoms. My doctor told me to try gluten free and reintroduce it. I tried it for 2 weeks and started feeling quite a bit better, then reintroduced it and felt worse than ever! It's definitely a gluten problem. She suggested I get the Celiac panel run so I got tested for Ttg iga, DGP igg and EMA all came back NEGATIVE! by this point I had only reintroduced gluten for a few days. She said my antibodies shouldn't go down by much in this time frame. Should I push for a referral to a GI doctor? I don't know why I feel the need for diagnosis? Probably my mother in law laughing when I said I can't eat gluten anymore and she tried to offer me things like donuts, saying it's just a little.  She just doesn't get it. So now, do I suffer for 6 weeks to get the biopsy or just stop eating gluten and be done with it.  I have also noticed while introducing new foods to my baby that he throws up whenever I give him anything wheat based. I doubt they can diagnose a baby and I refuse to damage his intestines for a diagnosis.  Maybe I should get my daughter tested as well? She is 3 and has been complaining of upset tummy and is frequently constipated. She is growing well though but is also quite thin. She is not a big eater. She may be constipated because she holds it. She is afraid to poop on the potty. Since I have had symptoms for only about 10 months, could there not be much damage yet? Sorry for the long post! 
    • The best thing you can do is get to your regular doctor and have a celiac panel run. You might also ask to see an allergist. Be sure to keep eating gluten until all celiac related testing is done.
    • Sounds like you may be alleric to something in both products. Next time you are at the store compare the ingredients of each to see if they have one in common that you don't think you eat in other products..  It might be a good idea to schedule an appointment with your doctor for a referral to an alergist to be on the safe side.
    • I don't know if this will help while you are waiting on the endoscopy but figured it might so here goes... If your life permits you could try going to bed so you can get up a couple hours earlier. Then eat something shortly after you are up like Cream of Buckwheat or Cream of Rice, an egg or something else gluten-free. You don't have to have gluten at each meal while waiting for your testing to be finished and something gluten-free for breakfast may sit better. You can get your gluten at lunch or dinner. By getting up a couple hours earlier that may allow you system to 'clear' the D and relieve a bit of the anxiety.  Ask your doctor if you can take something like Immodium with the antidepressant. That may help your day be easier and lessen the D the next morning.
    • I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced this.  I have been eating toasted Udi's gluten free cinnamon raisin bread the last few mornings with either butter or almond butter.  This morning, right after eating it, I started having uncontrollable, violent fits of coughing and choking.  I was finally able to drink a lot of water, then I had a Ricola lozenge and took some ibuprofen, and my system finally calmed down.   I had this same experience several years ago after eating some gluten free Van's waffles.  Has this happened to anyone else?  I'm at a loss, as I've never reacted to butter or almond butter this way, and not to the ingredients listed on the Udi's package, unless I have an undiagnosed sensitivity to something.  This was scary, needless to say, I will be avoiding Udi's products. 
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      61,390
    • Most Online
      1,763

    Newest Member
    tomj777
    Joined