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I am NOT 100% sure, but it seemed like when I looked, nothing was safe except the drinks. I do know that their fries have a coating on them, and they're fried in with the onions rings, so No on the fries.

Edit-- looking at the website, I think a cheeseburger w/o a bun is ok. There may be more but it's hard to tell the ingredients list for the grilled chicken is 1/2 mile long!


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--Son, Ezra, age 5. Gluten-free 10/13/07. Bipolar tendencies, massively improved on gluten-free diet! He's also allergic to a jillion antibiotics.

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I have reacted to their chicken ceasar salad(which was one of the only things that doesn't contain gluten on their menu). Cc is a HUGE issue at BK!

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I have reacted to their chicken ceasar salad(which was one of the only things that doesn't contain gluten on their menu). Cc is a HUGE issue at BK!

I also reacted to their chicken ceasar salad just last week. When I checked on their website it only lists items that are wheat free, but not gluten free.

Where did you find the information j_mommy?


Joni

Dx'd with Celiac Disease 8/01/07

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Is anything at burger king okay for us to eat?

Thanks..... :P

All fast food restaurants should really be avoided because of cross contamination. They hire teenagers and others who probably wouldn't know anything about celiac disease or how to not cross contaminate. I just find the whole idea too risky.

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I did a review of Burger King a while back, and it wasn't the best place to stop for a meal. However I was told by their corporation that you could purchase their fries, but not their hash browns. the restaurants maintain a separate fryer just for fries. Unfortunately the hash browns are sent through the same fryer as as the onion rings and breaded chicken.

The best places for fast food I have found have been Wendy's, Chick-fil-A, and Arby's (if you order their sandwich in a bowl). The list of places to avoid is much longer.

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I used to get their low-carb whopper and never had a problem. That's basically just a whopper burger without a bun in a bowl with lettuce and tomato (or whatever toppings you want). They don't officially have that on the menu any longer, but they can easily make it for you. I haven't had it in a while as I'm now on a low saturated fat diet so I'm avoiding most red meat.

The french fries are also made from gluten free ingredients and are supposedly fried in a dedicated fryer (but you might want to double-check at the individual restaurant). The problem is that BK fries are really not very good, so it's not worth the risk anyway. I get my fries fix by occasionally buying fries at the supermarket and making them at home. Nathan's fries are particularly good and are gluten free, even though they're not safe to eat at the restaurant due to cross-contamination. I'm also lucky to work near Bloom's deli in New York where they have a gluten free menu including very good fries.

Regards,

Ted

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Burger King fries do NOT have a "coating" on them in the U.S. A quick trip to their website will tell you they are gluten-free. How safe are they? Can't tell you that, but there's no gluten there.

Their burgers are also gluten-free without the bun, but really aren't very good that way, IMO. They also have salads that are gluten-free.

I'm not a fan of eating at fast food places but many of them have websites that list ingredients. Often all you need do is go to the website.

richard

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While the ingredients of items are listed on a website, as somebody pointed out, the risk of cross contamination is huge, simply because every restaurant has different employees, different managers, different ways of doing things (even though they're not supposed to!). Their whole job is to get the food out fast, not neccessarily carefully.

We don't go to fast food restaurants right now. We go to a locally owned restaurant, and we go during non-peak hours, when the kitchen is slow and they're less likely to mess up.


Negative EMA test 8/08

Gluten free 8/08

Positive response to dietary change

Dairy free 3/09

Citrus free 5/09

Allergies: bananas, apples, green beans, mold.

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At the BK's in our area, the fries are cooked in a dedicated fryer. However, the onion rings and fries are all dumped in the same draining bin. Therefore... the fries are cross contaminated, and we do NOT allow our Celiac kiddo to eat *anything* at BK anymore.


Jayhawkmom -

Mom of three....

Jay - 11

Bean - 8

Ian - 3

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Daughter loves the apple fries, which are not fried, but are shaped like fries. They come pre-packaged. The sauce contains dairy so no good if you can't eat that, but again it's pre-packaged. We just get plain hamburger buns, garden salad with no dressing, fries and the apples.

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I eat their tendergrill garden salad without issues. I know there is probably some cc, but I don't react to it.

My kids of course get the chicken fries, fries, apple fries, etc. I thought it was funny you all were talking about the fries being safe b/c the last time we were there, there was an onion ring in the box with the fries :lol: Whoops!


Amber

Mom of twin girls Perry & Ella (11.5.05) and Luca (5.2.07)

Diagnosed with Celiac Disease 7.16.07

Gluten-free 7.17.07

Perry & Ella tested negative (blood test) 8/2007

Luca tested negative (blood test) 7/2009

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