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Café Requires Doctor's Note for Gluten-free Food
Celiac.com 09/08/2016 - A café in Ireland has stirred controversy after claiming that customers requesting gluten-free food will be required to present a doctor's note, proving they have celiac disease or a medical condition that makes gluten-free food necessary.
The White Moose Café in Dublin's Phibsborough neighborhood has stirred controversy in the past after banning vegans for writing negative reviews about the café. Now, say the owners of the café, guests who demand gluten-free food will need to produce a doctor's note stating that they suffer from celiac disease.
A post on the company's Facebook reads:
"This morning a girl asked us if we did gluten-free pancakes and when we asked her if she was a celiac, she didn't even know what the word meant and then proceeded to order regular, gluten-rich pancakes anyway.
From now on, guests who demand gluten-free food are required to produce a doctor's note which states that you suffer from celiac disease.
Guests following a gluten-free fad, who don't even know what gluten is, can cop the f#%@ on and eat regular food like everybody else."
Well, that's one way to deal with gluten-free fad dieters. Smartly played, or misguided?
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