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I'm in Huntsville, AL. I just got brave enough to try them last week. I told them my son has a severe wheat allergy and wheat can't even touch his fries. They were soooo nice. He didn't get sick at all and he is super sensitive. I was so glad! It's nice to have something we can grab in a tight

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They are supposed to have a dedicated fryer at Chik fil a. I know of two near me where my kids' friends work, and I asked about it and they both said that they indeed use a dedicated fryer there.

I personally love the chargrilled chicken salad with tortilla strips instead of croutons. But they always give me the sunflower seeds, which I can't have! I read the label and they have wheat :( but the salad is great with the tortilla strips and spicey dressing. Yum!

I haven't been brave enough to try the fries yet, but I'm working up to it....I've only been gluten free for 3 weeks :)

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my daughter eats the waffle fries with no probs. the only other thing fried in that fryer are the hash browns which are also safe. I personally don't like salty things, so I don't eat them...

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I have had the fries several times since going gluten free about 6 months ago and have had no ill affects. I love to dip mine in the Polynesian sauce (also considered gluten-free on the website). I eat the Chargrilled chicken salad also. Love it but I have to drive 30 minutes to get to the closest Chick-fil-a :(

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ALWAYS interagate the ppl there, I did find one Chickflia thad did not have a dedicated fryer. So far only one, and Im not 100% sure I was getting good information from the employees there.

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I have eaten at Chick-fil-a several times since going gluten-free and have had all good experiences. I usually eat the chargrilled chicken salad with Buttermilk Ranch dressing and sometimes I will have the waffle fries too. I haven't had any ill effects from eating there. It is nice to know that there is a place that I can grab something quick if I have to.

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ACK I just noticed the orgainl poster of the question is in Nashville. The chickfila in question is the one just out side the Rivergate Mall, on Gallatin Parkway. The standalone one, not the one in the mall.

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I have eaten the fries with no trouble 2 times in a week I was brave enough to try them.. I also ate the salad and ordered honey mustard dressing they only had fat free, and it said carmel coloring, I did not eat it but any suggestions on the dresssing for there? I went without and it was pretty blah..

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I have eaten the fries with no trouble 2 times in a week I was brave enough to try them.. I also ate the salad and ordered honey mustard dressing they only had fat free, and it said carmel coloring, I did not eat it but any suggestions on the dresssing for there? I went without and it was pretty blah..

Here is a link to their gluten-free info. The buttermilk ranch is very good.

http://www.chick-fil-a.com/gluten.asp

HTH!

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I was at Chick-fil-a last week, ordered a char-grilled chicken salad, and found nary a dressing that I could eat... as I am also off soy and milk. **Even the reaspberry vinegarette has wheat listed in it!!!** how dare their site claims it's gluten-free! Yup, ate that salad sans dressing... bland but at least it was food.

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Went to chick-fil-a today. The polynesian sauce says it has Modified Food starch in it- apparently the Chick-fil-a website says it is gluten free, but I think it is still questionable. :huh:

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I was at Chick-fil-a last week, ordered a char-grilled chicken salad, and found nary a dressing that I could eat... as I am also off soy and milk. **Even the reaspberry vinegarette has wheat listed in it!!!** how dare their site claims it's gluten-free! Yup, ate that salad sans dressing... bland but at least it was food.

If the source of the modified food starch is wheat, it must be labeled as such according to FDA law. Typically you will see it written as modified food starch(wheat). If the label says only modified food starch then it is not sourced from wheat or any of the other allergens as defined by the FDA.

There is a lot of out-dated information on the internet and in books. It's our own responsibility to keep up to date with labeling laws and company practices.

Chic-fil-a is a safe place to eat around here. We've never had a problem.

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Went to chick-fil-a today. The polynesian sauce says it has Modified Food starch in it- apparently the Chick-fil-a website says it is gluten free, but I think it is still questionable. :huh:

Why would you think that? Chick-fil-a is one of the better companies. If they say it's gluten-free, it's gluten-free.

Besides, MFS must list wheat if it comes from wheat. And it never that I

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ALWAYS interagate the ppl there, I did find one Chickflia thad did not have a dedicated fryer. So far only one, and Im not 100% sure I was getting good information from the employees there.

I suspect the employee had know idea what he/she was talking about. From everything I've read, ALL Chick-fil-as have dedicated fryers because not having one changes the basic taste of the fries. I'm pretty certain it's a franchise requirement.

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I worked at chic-fil-a for about 6 months. The fries are fried in a separate fryer, the chicken is fried in pressurized fryers. The only concern I had was the employees did not change gloves from bagging sandwiches and boxing nuggets, and would sometimes use the same tongs on the fried and grilled chicken, so there is a possible cross contamination issue. The surest way to go would to have the location cook the food fresh for you and getting them to change their gloves, and being careful. I would always just pull the fries out of the fry basket and salt them myself at the table. Just let the location know your situation they will work with you. Also you can ask for a nutrition guide, and it lists all ingredients in their products

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They are supposed to have a dedicated fryer at Chik fil a. I know of two near me where my kids' friends work, and I asked about it and they both said that they indeed use a dedicated fryer there.

I personally love the chargrilled chicken salad with tortilla strips instead of croutons. But they always give me the sunflower seeds, which I can't have! I read the label and they have wheat :( but the salad is great with the tortilla strips and spicey dressing. Yum!

I haven't been brave enough to try the fries yet, but I'm working up to it....I've only been gluten free for 3 weeks :)

My DD was in a cross country meet sponsored by the local chick-fil-a. I had gone online and thought, oh, we'll get salad and was just starting to put the little sunflower seeds on it and saw the wheat. I kept saying, "Why? Why? Why do they need to put wheat in there?"

And don't just order a chicken breast sandwich w/o the bun. It comes just like that, no lettuce, tomato, nothing, but a measly, flattened breast. The salads are huge and next year, we'll know to stop elsewhere...

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Chick-Fil-A is one of my go-to places for something quick. I have never had any trouble, though I explain every single time that I have an allergy and I am not just being picky when I request a Chargrilled chicken breast without the bun. I worked for Chick-Fil-A for three years in highschool/college and every one should have a dedicated fryer for the fries, at least everyone I ever worked in did. Great place and one of the better fast food options for those with Celiac.

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