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I've tried contacting them multiple times about gluten free options and I NEVER get a reply. I can't imagine how anything would be safe there though. Most everything appears to have gluten in or on it.

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I eat there occasionally and order a burger without a bun. Cross-contamination would be a concern with the way condiments are on a salad-bar-type layout. I have never reacted but I generally don't to small amounts.

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well tonight will be my 1st time going there since i was diagnosed, but my dad called and they said that the hamburgers and the french fries are gluten-free, and maybe the hot dogs, :D but i couldn't tell u about reactions or cross-contamination

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I did have a salad there a long time ago and had no ill effects....not many other choices as I saw and the staff was not very helpful in answering questions I had....

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Ate there at Virginia Beach while on vacation last year. Hamburger with no bun. No side effects but the food was not very good. Our son had been on a submarine for 6 months and this was his first real meal. We were all very disappointed.

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I have to add, I was never to a Fuddruckers before I moved to Harrisburg, there are none up in the area I came from. The first time I went even before gluten-free I was not impressed. There is always a long line to order, and I was not there during the typical dining hours, the prices weren't that great and the food...I had had better...

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I have moved around a lot (former military) and lived in a lot of places where there were Fuddruckers. I used to really like them. Independent of the gluten-free issues, the quality at the ones near me have dropped in quality a lot.

From the gluten-free perspective, it is clearly one of those places that doesn't have a specific gluten free menu but there are things on the menu you can order and the cc risks will vary greatly with from location to location (and maybe from day-to-day as staff turns over).

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I have also eaten there and had the hamburger with no bun. They are very nice about doing that and I have not gotten sick.

I would stay away from the fries. i think they use separate fryers but I ended up with an onion ring in my fries. I actually accidentally ate one piece of the batter because i thought it was just an overly crispy fry. Big mistake!

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I used to work at Fuddruckers - ~1987 (as a baker, of all things - buns, cookies, brownies, etc.). The bakery was separate from the burger station, but man - when I think of Fuddruckers, all I think now is gluten, gluten, gluten. Personally, unless they were making a sincere attempt to separate the grilled buns from the burgers on the grill and while handling the baskets, etc., I wouldn't chance it myself. But then, having been a baker of all things gluten there, I'm a little more paranoid about it than the average bear. Maybe things have changed.

I'd work in the bakery for 5 hours in the morning and then move right over to the counter (with flour all over me) for the early lunch rush.

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I never was to impressed with any of their food. We thought the burgers were greasy..not a bad taste but just greasy. that was several years in my gluten days , I wouldn't risk eating there now.....

mamaw

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I am very gluten intolerant but don't have Celiacs. I went to Fuddruckers here in Albuquerque today (87109 location) and they were extremely helpful. They're all college kids, as am I, and I couldn't find ANY information on their website about any ingredient list. However, my brother wanted to go today so we went after seeing Iron Man 2.

When I asked them if they had any wheat or grain products in their meat or shakes, they werne't sure what I was looking for. They were actually asking each other if it had soy (lol) in it because that is a more common allergy down here. Anyway, I apologized to her because I couldn't find the information on the corporate website and I let her know that I have a gluten intolerance. So what did they do? They brought me the ingredients lists on the boxes so I could check for myself! I was very appreciative!

I will say, though, that I asked for it without a bun because I couldn't eat it and they gave it to me anyway. This would be a HUGE issue if you have the actual allergy as opposed to the intolerance. The same utensils were used to cook the meat and the buns so you will need to be extremely careful if you eat here and don't have more than intolerance.

I got brave and ate the seasoned fries...which I know is a no-no. I'm not feeling too great and my side is getting a little swollen so I'm wondering if the fry seasoning has flour in it. Be careful if you eat here. I didn't think to ask for the fry ingredient list but you guys might. I can say, though, the beef burgers, buffalo burgers, and the shake mix itself are gluten-free. I don't know about the syrup (which I can't imagine has gluten in it since it's usually high fructose corn anyway) or about the fry seasoning. I should have thought to ask but didn't. I'll be sending in a letter to Fuddruckers to find out what is up with the lack of info. I was very happy with the service and willingness to please but felt a little embarrassed that it had to go that far.

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I am very gluten intolerant but don't have Celiacs. I went to Fuddruckers here in Albuquerque today (87109 location) and they were extremely helpful. They're all college kids, as am I, and I couldn't find ANY information on their website about any ingredient list. However, my brother wanted to go today so we went after seeing Iron Man 2.

When I asked them if they had any wheat or grain products in their meat or shakes, they werne't sure what I was looking for. They were actually asking each other if it had soy (lol) in it because that is a more common allergy down here. Anyway, I apologized to her because I couldn't find the information on the corporate website and I let her know that I have a gluten intolerance. So what did they do? They brought me the ingredients lists on the boxes so I could check for myself! I was very appreciative!

I will say, though, that I asked for it without a bun because I couldn't eat it and they gave it to me anyway. This would be a HUGE issue if you have the actual allergy as opposed to the intolerance. The same utensils were used to cook the meat and the buns so you will need to be extremely careful if you eat here and don't have more than intolerance.

I got brave and ate the seasoned fries...which I know is a no-no. I'm not feeling too great and my side is getting a little swollen so I'm wondering if the fry seasoning has flour in it. Be careful if you eat here. I didn't think to ask for the fry ingredient list but you guys might. I can say, though, the beef burgers, buffalo burgers, and the shake mix itself are gluten-free. I don't know about the syrup (which I can't imagine has gluten in it since it's usually high fructose corn anyway) or about the fry seasoning. I should have thought to ask but didn't. I'll be sending in a letter to Fuddruckers to find out what is up with the lack of info. I was very happy with the service and willingness to please but felt a little embarrassed that it had to go that far.

We were out to dinner with friends and some folks visiting from France one night. There was little on the menu that I could eat safely, so decided to go with a crouton-less Caesar salad. I asked about the ingredients in the dressing, but the staff was unclear about my needs. I found myself trying to read the label on a vat of dressing that they brought to the table and plunked in front of me. The restaurant was dimly lit, and the waiter produced a flashlight so I could read the small print. It was a bit embarrassing, like being in a spotlight, but we all laughed about it. The ingredients were fine, I had my salad, and I hope I educated them about gluten. It was just lettuce and dressing, though. I think they were afraid to add anything. I was leery about anything cooked, as it was an Italian restaurant, with 95% of the menu items either pasta or breaded. When we got home I supplemented the salad with a real dinner. We were there for the company, not just the food, so it was ok. Just doing what I needed to do!

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I've tried contacting them multiple times about gluten free options and I NEVER get a reply. I can't imagine how anything would be safe there though. Most everything appears to have gluten in or on it.

I don't mean to degrade Fuddruckers integrity but they guessed once for me and guessed wrong, so at least you didn't think it was safe to eat there. I wound up eatting their fries and had a reaction 2 hours latter. So my guess is the are not gluten free.

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This is a really old thread but I thought I'd add to it. My local fuddrucker's offers gluten-free buns! I'm excited to try one soon! 🍔 I ate there several times in the past, before being diagnosed with celiac, and enjoyed the burgers and toppings bar. Thankfully I don't have cross contamination issues because I could see it being a really big problem there if I did!

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Yeah most of their locations offer gluten free buns and will grill on a dedicated grill.  Their gluten-free hamburger bread is really good overall, although they don't offer the hotdog buns as they did for a while, which is a bummer. 

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