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I found a library book today for my daughter about having celiac as a preteen. I read it first. It was very accurate and informative. BUT...they said something in there that I have never thought of and I wanted to pass it along. You seasoned celiacs may already know this trick. When a restaurant makes a mistake and brings you a salad with croutons....dump the dressing on it and then send it back. That way, they can't just thump them off in the kitchen and give you the same salad back. If they bring your burger on a reg. bun, cut the burger in half and then send it back. That keeps them from just taking off the patty and throwing it back on a plate. I had to send back her talapia once when they put a breadstick on it. (I even heard the waitress tell them to leave it off. But they do the same thing over and over so it was habit.) After I sent it back, I asked my husband, "Oh will be know they didn't just take off that breadstick?" He said, "We won't." So now I have a plan!

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Great tip! Thanks for sharing.smile.gif

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On salads that come wioth the dressing, hide a crouton or a piece of the breadstick that was on top in the bottom. IF there is one in the bottom when they bring you a fresh salad, call the manager.

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Me likes :-) More tricks wouldn't hurt if anyone has any!

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On salads that come wioth the dressing, hide a crouton or a piece of the breadstick that was on top in the bottom. IF there is one in the bottom when they bring you a fresh salad, call the manager.

Another Celiac told me she sticks a sugar packet in the bottom of the dish/bowl and then looks for it after they bring back the new salad.

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Another Celiac told me she sticks a sugar packet in the bottom of the dish/bowl and then looks for it after they bring back the new salad.

I so rarely eat somewhere that's not one of my regular, very trusted places, that I don't think I've ever needed to use one of these tricks. However, my litmus test for a new restaurant is always to judge the first person I see, which is usually the host. If I say the words 'gluten free' and they immediately say, yes we can do that, then I feel comfortable. If they get that deer in the headlights look, I just get water.....

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Great tip! What's the title of the book? I have a soon to be pre-teen and I'm sure he'd love to read it.

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Brilliant! I'll have to remember this.

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FANTASTIC ideas!! Thanks for reminding us all.

It is best to require the whole food item be replaced, not just "fixed".

I used to work in kitchens and I KNOW what some cranky chefs did when food was sent back. :ph34r:

You want NEW everything.

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