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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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Well...I am speechless...I just e mailed Cheddar's restaraunts looking fir some information that they might have available about their menu...Here is his response:

Dallas;

Sorry, but we do not have that information. Wish I could help you more.

Thanks

Douglas Hackworth

WOW..and it took him less than 1 minute to answer me back!!

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Skipper, at least he replied back to you! A few of places I have emailed regarding products have not even bothered to get back to me. I just feel so anti towards them, I boycott their products.

Maybe you have made them think about the information you requested and they may look into the matter now. He did say he wished he could help more, but that might've been a cop out.

Just remember you received an acknowledgement to your letter, even if you did not appreciate the answer.

Catherine

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That is true..I just was hoping that he might let me know id he was going to look into it a little more...maybe they will it is late and it IS a complex topic!!

Here's hoping!!

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Late, it is only 1.36pm here!

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Late, it is only 1.36pm here!

My 25 yr old nephew said he walked into cheddars about 2 months ago and they offered him a gluten free menu. Only because of me did he know what they were talking about.

After he left, I immediately called there, sat on hold for over 10 minutes waiting for the woman to find out if they were or not. She came back on the line and I'm still not sure if she knew what I was talking about.

Then about 2 wks ago, I was talking to my nephew and he again said that he was there and they again offered him the gluten menu.

I'm going to have to go check this place out physically and find out what's going on.

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I emailed Cheddar's about gluten-free options and received the response below from their VP of Culinary Operations. It took a while to hear back from them, but I'm glad that they sent an intelligent and thorough response. :)

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There are none of our appetizers that I would recommend for you as all have some amounts of wheat flour in them, the same goes for our soups.

Salads without croutons, tortilla strips and the included croissant would be safe with oil and vinegar on the side.

Safe entrees would include Lemon Pepper Chicken, Grilled Salmon, Tilapia, Key West Chicken, Steak (without the onion straws), burgers without buns (except the smokehouse burger- the onion straws again), Grilled Catfish and Ribs without sauce.

All of our side dishes except Broccoli Casserole are gluten free.

Again, we are a scratch kitchen that does do a lot of hand battering (with flour containing ingredients) so the possibility of contamination does exist. Depending on the severity of your condition you may consider this whenever eating out.

I hope this provides you with enough information to come and enjoy Cheddar

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Thanks, mesmerize. That was very helpful. Luckily, my favorites are on there! (Key west chicken) Thanks, again!

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That's so funny. I tried the grilled salmon on a whim and didn't have any problems so that is what I have always eaten when I go there. Glad to know I was okay eating it :) The response is helpful. I might have to try something else!

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Just an update on this, I wouldn't trust those menu items. The manager told me the key west chicken is marinated in teriyaki sauce, but he was very helpful in letting me know what I could order or what they could do to make certain things gluten-free.

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Since the original post is almost 6 years old, things may have changed with this restauraunt chain. I know we got one recently. My parents had loved one they went to a few years before in another city. They went a few months ago & the menu was different and they were disappointed. Nothing to do with the gluten-free menu for them, just som of thier old favorites weren't on the menu or were different.

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I was just making sure. When you google "cheddars gluten free" this is the first things that comes up and I don't want people getting sick thinking they can eat those recommendations, not realizing they are nearly 3 years old.

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My son eats french fries when we go there (He is only 2) and never has problems.

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I just called our local Cheddar's restaurant to ask if there was anything gluten-free I could have at their location (N. Garland, TX). I spoke with a manager and was told that they can not give out that information and would not be making it public until they are required by law to do so in 2014. :( I don't think I will try back in 2014 either.... :o

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I am currently at Cheddars. November 2013 and they were able to provide me a Gluten Free menu :)

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I am currently at Cheddars. November 2013 and they were able to provide me a Gluten Free menu :)

Let us know how you feel tomorrow.

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