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The McDonald's in ABQ vary greatly not only in service but in the meaning of "no bun". I've given up going there, especially after the last time I went. My brother went to get dinner for the family and ordered it without the bun. It even said on the receipt "no bun" and it not only came with that, but with mayo that shouldn't have been on the burger in the first place. As some of you know, some commercial mayo is made with non-descript modified food starch. They got a very, very nasty e-mail from me tonight letting them know how upset I am with them.

Also, all McD's here fry their fries with the chicken nuggets in the same baskets and fryers.

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The McDonald's in ABQ vary greatly not only in service but in the meaning of "no bun". I've given up going there, especially after the last time I went. My brother went to get dinner for the family and ordered it without the bun. It even said on the receipt "no bun" and it not only came with that, but with mayo that shouldn't have been on the burger in the first place. As some of you know, some commercial mayo is made with non-descript modified food starch. They got a very, very nasty e-mail from me tonight letting them know how upset I am with them.

Also, all McD's here fry their fries with the chicken nuggets in the same baskets and fryers.

Thought I would give an update since I have posted in like eight or so places about my disdain from them. Not only did I get the standard chain-reply, but I ended up getting an e-mail from the regional manager, the owner of the particular McDonald's, AND the general manager of the McDonald's in question. I gave them hell about the return of symptoms, this, that, and the other and they were excessively apologetic. They also replaced the ENTIRE meal for free. The manager made it himself and also offered me free apple pies for the rest of my family. I was very pleased to also find out that the location on Juan Tabo and Lomas (the McD in question) has dedicated fryers because of complaints from others who are gluten-free. Not sure that I'll go there all the time but it's nice to know that I have something resembling of an option open. My other choices are Taco Bell (who has gluten in their meat, for crying out loud), Carl's Jr. (farthest), and Wendy's (not as fresh as they claim). This probably makes me sound like a picky eater but I can't tell you how many days I've spent at home because of being glutened ranging everywhere from unable to get up from the toilet to being so malnourished as to be unable to get out of bed.

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Thought I would give an update since I have posted in like eight or so places about my disdain from them. Not only did I get the standard chain-reply, but I ended up getting an e-mail from the regional manager, the owner of the particular McDonald's, AND the general manager of the McDonald's in question. I gave them hell about the return of symptoms, this, that, and the other and they were excessively apologetic. They also replaced the ENTIRE meal for free. The manager made it himself and also offered me free apple pies for the rest of my family. I was very pleased to also find out that the location on Juan Tabo and Lomas (the McD in question) has dedicated fryers because of complaints from others who are gluten-free. Not sure that I'll go there all the time but it's nice to know that I have something resembling of an option open. My other choices are Taco Bell (who has gluten in their meat, for crying out loud), Carl's Jr. (farthest), and Wendy's (not as fresh as they claim). This probably makes me sound like a picky eater but I can't tell you how many days I've spent at home because of being glutened ranging everywhere from unable to get up from the toilet to being so malnourished as to be unable to get out of bed.

If ALL the McDs there fry their fries in the same oil as other things they are violating their franchise rules. Personally, I don't believe it.

The mayo is most definitely gluten-free so blasting McD over the mayo is useless. In fact, I know of no mayo in the U.S. that has gluten. MFS is NEVER made from rye or barley and if it were made from wheat (which it almost never is) the wheat MUST BY LAW be listed.

I hope you're not saying you go to Taco Bell. Almost nothing is gluten-free there and CC is rampant. Carl's Jr.'s fries most definitely are not done in dedicated fryers.

Ultimately, it sounds like you should not be going to fast food places at all. They are the most dangerous places out there for people with celiac. Avoid them.

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Overall, though, it really isn't safe to generalize that McDonald's is gluten free! In any restaurant (fast food or otherwise), you specifically have to ask whether or not french fries are fried separately. Also, most of the hamburgers are "pre-assembled" meaning there could already be cross contamination on the hamburger. Just be careful in generalizing, because I know I personally cannot eating either fries or burgers in fast food places (except for select places which are particularly cautious regarding food allergies).

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