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anybody have any reaction to ff at burger king ?i was in the other day and got a whopper no bun and a salad, i asked the manager about the friers and he told me they use dedicated friers. i personaly am not a big ff eater but i was just curious if any one else had any issues with them

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I've gotten French fries that that (ooops!) a breaded onion ring in amongst the fries....

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I've gotten French fries that that (ooops!) a breaded onion ring in amongst the fries....

Me too. :(

The issue of what to trust is the hardest issue for me. At my home, the limited gluten that is here never touches any surface, never washed with gluten-free dishes, ect. I basically treat it as anthrax. :ph34r: But I can't bring myself to restrict my son to only eating food made at dedicated facilities on dedicated lines. SO MANY normal food companies say that they wash their lines between gluten-free and non-gluten-free foods. I take that as being sufficient but I'm not very comfortable with it. Like the Blue Diamond Nut Thins. At the health food store the guy told me that they were no longer gluten-free because it says on the box that they are made in a shared facility. I bought them anyway. They are the first gluten-free product that my son recognizes and really wants. I just think of it as they're being upfront about it, while other companies that many of us use like Frito-Lay are most likely made in a shared facility and probably on shared lines but don't state that on the package. At the risk of being cliche, it is like drawing lines in the sand.

Sorry. Needed to vent! :rolleyes:

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Me too. :(

The issue of what to trust is the hardest issue for me. At my home, the limited gluten that is here never touches any surface, never washed with gluten-free dishes, ect. I basically treat it as anthrax. :ph34r: But I can't bring myself to restrict my son to only eating food made at dedicated facilities on dedicated lines. SO MANY normal food companies say that they wash their lines between gluten-free and non-gluten-free foods. I take that as being sufficient but I'm not very comfortable with it. Like the Blue Diamond Nut Thins. At the health food store the guy told me that they were no longer gluten-free because it says on the box that they are made in a shared facility. I bought them anyway. They are the first gluten-free product that my son recognizes and really wants. I just think of it as they're being upfront about it, while other companies that many of us use like Frito-Lay are most likely made in a shared facility and probably on shared lines but don't state that on the package. At the risk of being cliche, it is like drawing lines in the sand.

Sorry. Needed to vent! :rolleyes:

There are a wide range of opinions on this--but I do know that many, many celiacs eat(and enjoy) foods made in shared facilites...I know I say this all the time but it bears repeating--risk is part of all of our liives--celiac or not. Raising health children means attnding to their emotional and social health as well. I think eating crakers made in a shared facility is a relativley small price to pay for giving your child some choice and control in his life. In the long run--feeling ocnstantly deprived and out of control will do more harm to his overall development than the risk of a shared facility. I am meticulous about the health of my family--inlcuding myself and cleiac daughter--but i believe very very strongly that allowing as much choice and freedom as possible is part of raising healthy happy children who are confident and who reach their fullest potential. Growing celiac is tough and we owe it to our kids to be sure that we dont make it any tougher than it really is and that the restirictions we impose reflect real risk and not only parental angst...Good luck !!!!!

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BK fries are officially gluten free and (according to their website) always in a dedicated fryer. The problem comes when the fries are placed in a warmer right next to the onion rings. I don't like BK fries anyway so I can't tell you anything about a gluten experience.

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i can understand wanting a child to get to experience something normal like french fries at a fast food place. personally i just 100% avoid BK because, even though they said they were fried in separate friers, i kept finding onion rings in the french fries. i suggest going to any other fast food place with gluten-free fries in dedicated friers.

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The website and nutritional info in the restaurants do, indeed, state that the fries are gluten free and are made in dedicated fryers. On two different occasions, in two different restaurants in two different states, I still spoke to the managers who were honest enough to tell me that, despite what the website and nutritional info state, they get busy and everything that gets fried gets thrown in together. I was disappointed but happy to know that the managers were being so honest. I even spoke to the regional manager (I wrote a letter to the corporate office and the regional manager called me) and he stated that he was not even aware of the fact that the fries were supposed to be in a dedicated fryer and, of course, had never heard of gluten or celiac. I guess what I'm saying is that we never trust fries from restaurants (I bought a deep fryer to satisfy the very infrequent craving) and we never eat in fast food restaurants - for us, it's just not worth the risk.

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I have eaten fries at at BK in Connecticut many times, and never had an issue. (Never found an onion ring, either). I have spoken with the managers there and they told me they use dedicated fryers. The onion rings are placed in a different area than the fries, too. I don't think I would trust any other BK, though! And certainly, never ever ever McDs fries.

Kat

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I have gotten ff at Burger King and found a stray onion ring. So either they fry them together or they put the in the same bin after they are cooked. I have had better luck at McDonalds than BK. Though, I have learned to say my son is allerigic to bread rather than saying wheat. I have been told many times at fast food places,,, "its white bread not wheat bread".

Stephanie

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My daughter and I have gotten french fries a number of times from burger king and had no problems. Here they have dedicated friers. We have also had good luck at wendeys (have to check as not all Wendeys have dedicated friers....the newer ones do) and chickfalay (all there locations have dedicated friers for there waffle fries). Chickfalay has awsome gluten-free chicken breasts. Wendeys are gluten-free as well but not as good. Last I knew Burger Kings hamburgers were not gluten-free but Wendeys are. I have had bad luck with McDonalds french fries and have gotten sick every time I have tried eating them.

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I have had bad luck with McDonalds french fries and have gotten sick every time I have tried eating them.

That would be likly due to the fact they are NOT on the gluten-free menu for McDonalds and have wheat listed in their ingredients....

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