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I guess making them at home is out of the question? Buy some ore-ida and fry them at home . . . .


Cara - 42, mom to dd 15, ds 12, ds 4

Off gluten and dairy (and tapioca ;-( ) since 11/07

A.L.C.A.T. test showed over 50 sensitive foods

Celiac panel came back negative.

Regular allergy testing reacted to every inhalant and all but 6 foods.

Slowly adding in foods, started w 19 and now have 25

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Which fast food/restaurant fries does everyone eat safely (as long as the fryer is dedicated)? I don't want to start the Mcdonald"s debate, just wnat to know where everyone goes to satisfy their cravings....Thanks!

I don't really think eating out anywhere is 100% safe but especially not fast food. You will probably get some good examples but bear in mind a dedicated frier is only as dedicated as the attention paid to it.

I really doubt any fast food place is going to empty the whole frier if something falls in ...

So long as you bear this in mind, then you take (and minimise your own risks). (which is as much for anyone else reading this)

As far as fries .. erm I make my own... I'm not going to risk making myself ill for something I can make in 10 minutes or so ..

(certainly as far as cravings gos anyway ... if push comes to shove and I haven't eaten for over 48 hours and don't see me getting anything safe in the next 12 I might take a risk ... however this hardly ever happens, usually you can find somewhere sells some fruit or something safe.. All I need is enough to stay conscious until I can find something safe.


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Red Robin has a dedicated fryer (although I still ask every time I go just in case).

I've been told by RR (based here in my home state of Colorado) not to eat their fries since they do not use dedicated fryers in their restaurants. Now I've got conflicting info.

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The issue with Red Robin is whether the restaurant in your town is a "corporate" RR or a "Franchisee"

Corporate RR's are supposed to be using dedicated fryers.

Franchisee's do not have to.

How can you tell who's corporate and who's not? Or should I ask if they use dedicated fryers for their fries.

I find this odd since their corporate offices told me to not eat their fries at ANY of their locations.

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Which fast food/restaurant fries does everyone eat safely (as long as the fryer is dedicated)? I don't want to start the Mcdonald"s debate, just wnat to know where everyone goes to satisfy their cravings....Thanks!

I've had good luck with In N Out -- love their french fries YUMMMMMM :D


Rebecca

Partial Gluten Free March 2007

Completely Gluten Free February 2008

Tapioca Starch/Flour Free April 2008

No MSG July 2008

Cut out Nitrates//Nitrites January 2009

Problems with Tomatoes and Potatoes -- Cut out Nightshades Aug '09

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Red Robin has a dedicated fryer (although I still ask every time I go just in case).

Always had good luck at Scranton, Hershey and Harrisburg Red Robins. The french fries were made seperately and I had no ill effects. All three places were very aware of gluten and food allergies....etc.

The menu items can be pricey though but small price to pay to enjoy a worry free meal.


~~~~Gluten Free since 9/2004~~~~~~

Friends may come and go but Sillies are Forever!!!!!!!

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Red Robin corporate will always tell you not to eat their fries --- they aren't going to take the chance that you'll go to a franchisee and get sick, and blame it on them.

We tried to eat at the Colonial Park PA (Harrisburg) Red Robin and were not only told they could not make any food and guarantee it's safety, but they asked us to leave so they could have the table since we would not be ordering for all of us. Yes, I told corporate. No response. I'm gonna guess that's a franchisee!

On the other hand, we contacted the Christiana DE location and they couldn't have been nicer when we were scouting for restaurants. We didn't end up eating there, though :(

Ruby Tuesday's used to be safe, but now many of them have given up dedicated fryers. You need to call ahead (I think I should have that engraved on my phone.....)


Mom/wife to celiacs dx 12/03 and 12/04

Success is never final and failure never fatal. It's courage that counts -George Tilton

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We tried to eat at the Colonial Park PA (Harrisburg) Red Robin and were not only told they could not make any food and guarantee it's safety, but they asked us to leave so they could have the table since we would not be ordering for all of us. Yes, I told corporate. No response. I'm gonna guess that's a franchisee!

Wow-I had the opposite service there gluten free wise. The manager and server were great

but on a side note the last time we were there I had to complain to the manager on a non-gluten-free problem. We came in and they sat us (my husband and I) at this tiny table in between two groups of rowdy rteens. There was barely any room for my husband to move his arms let alone take off his coat. The seats were a long booth like seat and then tables which were moveable and chairs on the outer side. Well we finally found a waiter and asked to be seated at the bar. So they said that was fine. We got to the bar and the female bar tender saw us sit down, she would not for the life of her come over and even ask us for drinks. Finally the manager came through and asked if we had been greeted. I said no and she eventually stomped over....very unprofessional. So we ordered drinks and a snack all at once. She brings food no utensils nothing. Then she comes over and says I am going for a smoke....if ya need anything you need to come to the actual bar (we were in a table alongside the bar) On the way out I had many words with the manager....I have not been back since....This was a different crew than the great gluten-free crew I had

Hershey location is great we eat there with coworkers a lot since we all work in Hershey plus my husband and I have dined there. It was great. :)


~~~~Gluten Free since 9/2004~~~~~~

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I spoke to three of the RR close to me (helps that HQ is here as well) and they said they use only dedicated fryers for the fries, fish, and chicken, so no worries about cross contact/contamination. I was very happy to hear that. Hopefully I can go in and eat there soon. I'm super excited!

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