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Gluten-Free Fast Food

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Trish Deitemyer

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You deserve a break today! You just might not be getting it at a fast food restaurant. Most fast food places are very slow in getting the gluten-free picture, while some are slowly coming around. Following is a list of some fast food joints and their allergen info. Feel free to contact the individual restaurants for more info, and to bug them about providing gluten free items.

Arby’s:
http://www.arbys.com/nutrition/printable.php?type=allergens
Arby’s is great about packaging the roast beef in a plastic container, rather than placing it on a bun. The curly fries have gluten, but the potato cakes seem to be gluten-free.

Burger King:
Very few gluten-free items.
http://www.bk.com/#menu=3,2,-1

Carls Jr.:
http://www.carlsjr.com/content/downloads/CarlsJr_AllergenChart_.pdf
There are a couple of things here:
The Six Dollar Lo Carb Burger
Regular & Chili Fries

In-N-Out:
Very gluten-free friendly… you can get any burger "Protein Style" or wrapped in lettuce instead of serving it on a bun. Protein Style is listed in their "Secret Menu" Also their French fries are made fresh from potatoes that were washed, peeled and cooked minutes before they are served to you.

Jack in the Box:
http://www.jackinthebox.com/nutrition/
Not much here.

KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken):
http://www.kfc.com/nutrition/pdf/kfc_allergens_aug10.pdf
Not a whole lot here, either, although a few sides a gluten-free.


McDonald's:
McDonald’s offers Allergen info on their website:
http://nutrition.mcdonalds.com/nutritionexchange/ingredientslist.pdf
There is very little there that is gluten-free—even their fries and hash browns contain wheat! The salads seem safe, just watch out for the dressings. Most of the ice cream products look safe, too. Always check before you dine, though.

Sonic:
http://www.sonicdrivein.com/pdfs/menu/Sonic_Allergen_Table_9-30-08.pdf
There are quite a few choices on this menu, like fries and tots; just order your burger bunless.

Subway:
http://www.subway.com/applications/NutritionInfo/Files/AllergenChart.pdf
According to the chart, the following salads are gluten-free:
Chicken & Bacon Ranch (includes cheese)
Cold Cut Combo
Ham (Black Forest)
Italian BMT®
Roast Beef
Roasted Chicken Breast
Tuna
Turkey Breast
Turkey Breast & Ham
Spicy Italian
Subway Club®
Subway Club®
Veggie Delite®

Taco Bell:
http://www.tacobell.com/nutrition/allergens
According to Taco Bell's Allergen chart only three things on the menu are gluten free.
Side of Rice
Side of Pinto Beans and Cheese
Tostada


Wendy's:
Wonderful Wendy’s has their own gluten-free list!
You deserve a break today! You just might not be getting it at a fast food restaurant. Most fast food places are very slow in getting the gluten-free picture, while some are slowly coming around. Following is a list of some fast food joints and their allergen info. Feel free to contact the individual restaurants for more info, and to bug them about providing gluten free items.

Arby’s:
http://www.arbys.com/nutrition/printable.php?type=allergens
Arby’s is great about packaging the roast beef in a plastic container, rather than placing it on a bun. The curly fries have gluten, but the potato cakes seem to be gluten-free.

Burger King:
Very few gluten-free items.
http://www.bk.com/#menu=3,2,-1

Carls Jr.:
http://www.carlsjr.com/content/downloads/CarlsJr_AllergenChart_.pdf
There are a couple of things here:
The Six Dollar Lo Carb Burger
Regular & Chili Fries

In-N-Out:
Very gluten-free friendly… you can get any burger "Protein Style" or wrapped in lettuce instead of serving it on a bun. Protein Style is listed in their "Secret Menu" Also their French fries are made fresh from potatoes that were washed, peeled and cooked minutes before they are served to you.

Jack in the Box:
http://www.jackinthebox.com/nutrition/
Not much here.

KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken):
http://www.kfc.com/nutrition/pdf/kfc_allergens_aug10.pdf
Not a whole lot here, either, although a few sides a gluten-free.


McDonald's:
McDonald’s offers Allergen info on their website:
http://nutrition.mcdonalds.com/nutritionexchange/ingredientslist.pdf
There is very little there that is gluten-free—even their fries and hash browns contain wheat! The salads seem safe, just watch out for the dressings. Most of the ice cream products look safe, too. Always check before you dine, though.

Sonic:
http://www.sonicdrivein.com/pdfs/menu/Sonic_Allergen_Table_9-30-08.pdf
There are quite a few choices on this menu, like fries and tots; just order your burger bunless.

Subway:
http://www.subway.com/applications/NutritionInfo/Files/AllergenChart.pdf
According to the chart, the following salads are gluten-free:
Chicken & Bacon Ranch (includes cheese)
Cold Cut Combo
Ham (Black Forest)
Italian BMT®
Roast Beef
Roasted Chicken Breast
Tuna
Turkey Breast
Turkey Breast & Ham
Spicy Italian
Subway Club®
Subway Club®
Veggie Delite®

Taco Bell:
http://www.tacobell.com/nutrition/allergens
According to Taco Bell's Allergen chart only three things on the menu are gluten free.
Side of Rice
Side of Pinto Beans and Cheese
Tostada


Wendy's:
Wonderful Wendy’s has their own gluten-free list!
http://www.wendys.com/food/pdf/us/gluten_free_list.pdf
All of their hamburgers can be ordered bunless. They serve croutons packaged on the side of their salads, so you don’t have to pick them out. The baked potatoes and chili are gluten free.

All of their hamburgers can be ordered bunless. They serve croutons packaged on the side of their salads, so you don’t have to pick them out. The baked potatoes and chili are gluten free.
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Your daughter may not show physical signs on the outside, but as a fellow celiac... IT MATTERS SO MUCH CROSS CONTAMINATION IS REAL AND YOUR DAUGHTERS INTESTINES ARE PROBABLY PAYING FOR YOUR IRRESPONSIBLE ACTIONS! I feel sorry for your daughter having such an uneducated mother!

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I HIGHLY recommend Culver's. They have an Udi's gluten free bun that is packaged and steamed, brought to you so you assemble it yourself. They also ask if you're allergic and if you say you are they'll yell it to the kitchen to make sure everything is separate and clean gloves are used (it is printed in bold red letters on the order and your receipt to insure they follow protocol.) Fries are in shared baskets, but the coleslaw and salad are gluten free and amazing. PLUS they have several frozen Custard flavors gluten free, both fresh and in pints.

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