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#1 stephaniesherie

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 12:25 PM

I almost hate to ask, but do you experts know if French Fries from say MCDonald's or Sonic are gluten free?
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 12:47 PM

McDonald's fries are the most-discussed topic here.

There is a wheat-derived component in a flavor added to the oil in which the fries are partially cooked before being frozen. The final product has been independently tested and found to contain no detectable gluten. Make you own decision. I eat them occasionally.


I have no knowledge of Sonic, and can't find a recent post here. In January 2010, someone said they shared the fryer with gluten products.
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 12:57 PM

Sonic does have a lot of breaded and fried foods. I would bet they are all fried together. You could go and ask. :)

In and Out and Five Guys only fry potatoes
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 01:14 PM

Elevation Burger fries nothing but potatoes (in olive oil).
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 02:21 PM

Elevation Burger fries nothing but potatoes (in olive oil).

I hope it's not extra virgin, otherwise it goes rancid. EVOO can't take heat.

Come to think of it, yes, they do fry other things in the oil. I can't tell you how many times I've gotten a bit of chicken or something in my fries!
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 03:35 PM

All of my local Wendy's have dedicated fryers for fries. I'm not sure if it's a policy with the local franchise owner or a national chain policy but certainly something worth checking out. And the Frostys are gluten free also so you have something to dip your fries in! :D
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 03:50 PM

This is a hot topic and what it comes down to is that you have to do what is right for you. Read what everyone has to say and then decide.
I, personally, will not eat anything (except for a frosty at Wendy's)at a fast food place, even if they have separate fryers, as I feel there is too great of opportunity for cross contamination. I wait and have my fries somewhere like Red Robin. There is far too much gluten flying around in those places, but, as I said, that is only my opinion.
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 06:54 PM

Five Guys is a great place to go for french fries and very low risk of cross contamination. I believe they do use peanut oil (didn't look to se if that was an allergy of yours).
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Posted 28 August 2012 - 05:41 AM

Cap, last I checked not every Red Robin had a dedicated fryer. Has that changed?

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 06:34 AM

Cap, last I checked not every Red Robin had a dedicated fryer. Has that changed?

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Found this on thier website. However, as I remember the last one I went to, the fries were made in thier own area that you could see from the dining room. Its a very large and busy Red Robin, so maybe a smaller one would have a shared fryer. You should always ask.

"Seasoned Red Robin Steak Fries do not contain any wheat/gluten allergens; however, there is a risk they might be fried in a common fryer with the allergens you want to avoid."
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Posted 28 August 2012 - 02:49 PM

Chic-fil-a has gluten free fries! They have separate fryers for breaded chicken. Love those fries : )
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Posted 28 August 2012 - 04:48 PM

Chic-fil-a has gluten free fries! They have separate fryers for breaded chicken. Love those fries : )

Good to know! I like their waffle fries.
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Posted 29 August 2012 - 06:31 AM

I didn't think of this until I was out of the house last night and just had to go out for fries and a shake, but In-N-Out has safe fries. Since all they serve is fries, burgers and drinks there isn't any risk of other junk in the fryer and their just like fair fries which I love! Of course, not everyone is lucky enough to have an In-N-Out near them. Just another reason I'm never moving back to PA.
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