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My son's biop. came back positive three weeks ago tomorrow. He was on vacation with my ex's parents camping and couldn't do the gluten free 100% then. MIL stated "oh so and so is alergic to wheat so I know all about that." (AHHHHHHH not an alergy here!!!) I have done pretty good (except Power Aid!!) My Ex doesn't cook and is a drive through freak. When he has the kids that is all he does. I am in desperate need for some drive through items other than bunless burgers and salads. Specific chains would be great too. I have to wait till ped is back in town to have a referall to dietician so that maybe the three of them realize the severity of this. Any ideas till then?

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every fast food place has a web site - go to the menu on each site & look for the nutritional/specialty menu - there will be a gluten free menu there somewhere. I suggest you print them all out & keep them in a 3 ring notebook for you child to take with him. Most of the restaurants do not keep gluten-free menus on site & you have to ask for the manager to get your order right.

Oh & keep another copy of the notebook for yourself, things get lost...

contact your local support group & see if they have a ROCK group (Raising our celiac kids)

Pei Wei is fast & cheap if they have those in your area & they have a gluten-free menu in the restaurant, as does PF Changs & Outback, those are the only ones that I know that are nationwide.

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Wendy's is good. They have a gluten-free menu on their website. Depending on where you live, Dairy Queen is great. They don't have a gluten-free menu for their regular food on the website, but I get the grande nachos (meat nachos) or the tacos and I don't usually have a problem. Also, grilled chicken patties are usualy safe. Chick-fil-a is a good place. We get the grilled chicken paties (no bun) and fries. They also have fruit cups that my kids LOVE. Avoid McDonalds. Even their fries have gluten.

Good luck! I HATE allowing someone else to feed my kids. I am constantly scared that they will get glutened.

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Here are knowns safe foods:

McDonalds-- avoid

Burger King-- some places have safe fries, but I avoid

Arbys-- milk shakes

Wendys-

baked potatoes and all toppings

bunless burgers without condiments

chili

frosties

Not a lot of choices- :-(

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Arby's

Boston Market

Chicken Out

Chick-fil-A

Chilli's

Dairy Queen

Denny's

Hard Rock Cafe

McDonalds

Olive Garden

Outback Steakhouse

Panera Bread Company

Red Robin

Subway

Wendy's

ALL HAVE www.___________.com sites

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I eat Arby's loaded baked potatoes all the time. The cheeder cheese sause and bacon are both gluten-free. But thoes places do have bread flying around in the kitchen.. cc can be at high risk.

Ranch dressing at Wendy's seems to be fine, but I've never checked out their web site before. I do the baked potato and garden salad there often.

I believe that taco bell is completely off limits. Even the nacho cheese dip has gluten in it.

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McDonalds fries are gluten-free (see link http://www.celiac.com/st_prod.html?p_prodi...-46107102850.a3). MOST locations use dedicated fryers, but some of the smaller ones do not, so you have to ask.

Taco Bell a few options (http://www.yum.com/nutrition/allergen/allergen_tb.asp - scroll all the way down to the bottom). I have not eaten there since my diagnosis, however. For some reason, this one seems the riskiest of all to me.

I'm not sure where your family is traveling, but we have great luck at Taco Del Mar (http://tacodelmar.com/food/gluten.html) here in the Northwest.

Mama Goose has given you a great list, too. You will find the websites very helpful. Eating out is always risky, especially with fast food.

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My son's biop. came back positive three weeks ago tomorrow. He was on vacation with my ex's parents camping and couldn't do the gluten free 100% then. MIL stated "oh so and so is alergic to wheat so I know all about that." (AHHHHHHH not an alergy here!!!) I have done pretty good (except Power Aid!!) My Ex doesn't cook and is a drive through freak. When he has the kids that is all he does. I am in desperate need for some drive through items other than bunless burgers and salads. Specific chains would be great too. I have to wait till ped is back in town to have a referall to dietician so that maybe the three of them realize the severity of this. Any ideas till then?

I live in Canada but travel to Florida each year. This was our first "gluten free" trip as my daughter was just diagnosed in February. I went on all the websites of fast food places in the U.S.A to print out menus. I was surprised to see that MacDonald's in Canada is one of the places where she can eat, but in the U.S.A, not at all unless it is a milkshake.

Also, from experience I know that although celiac is not an "allergy", it seems to be the one word that fast food restaurants take seriously. I often tell them that my daughter has a severe wheat allergy if they look at me blankly after I use the term "celiac disease". I find them VERY accomodating when I use the term "allergy". Hats off to most restaurants in the U.S.A, most have at least a manager who knows about celiac disease; Canada seems to be lacking in educating staff who prepare and serve food in family style restaurants.

It seems you have a challenge on your hands to get your ex's on board. In the end, it boils down to them endangering the health and wellbeing of your son if they don't comply to a gluten free diet and that is just not acceptable. Sounds like he needs to see a dietician for help and maybe try sending some foods with your son for the first little while. I did that when my daughter would go to her father's place for the weekend and soon he started asking for ideas of what to cook and now he is very good about it. Keep at it. It is a steep learning curve, but worth it to see them feel so much better. We are only 6 months in to the diagnosis and it has changed my daughter's life so much that she isn't at all tempted to go off a gluten free diet.

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Mexican is another option, but not Taco Bell or Qboba. Here we have Taco Time. They make their food from scratch and there are some safe options for us there. I can't comment specifically for you because we have additional food allergies. Taco Del Mar also has a gluten free menu.

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Arby's

Boston Market

Chicken Out

Chick-fil-A

Chilli's

Dairy Queen

Denny's

Hard Rock Cafe

McDonalds

Olive Garden

Outback Steakhouse

Panera Bread Company

Red Robin

Subway

Wendy's

ALL HAVE www.___________.com sites

wow that is quite a list. Most of those are in my area and I had no idea they had gluten-free menu besides Wendy's,Outback and Chick fil a. Whoo hoo I excited now I gotta check if any of the food is also cf too.

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