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I am 16 and last week we had a band trip to San Francisco. We stopped at mcdonalds for lunch and it was packed. I asked for a burger without the bun and got the bun so i returned it and asked again. On the back table where i could see, the cashier used her fingers, ripped the bun off and it looked really nasty. then i just ate my fries because i wasnt that hungry anyways but wow..

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Glix,

Sorry you had such a poor experience! Fast food is definitely not a place to expect high quality service, but when that's all your stuck with, I guess fries only are your safest bet!

You should rent "Supersize Me" its a very interesting documentary on McDonalds, might amuse you.

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WHEN you saw them just take the bun off and give you the burger again, you should have demanded a new burger. I have had to do this often. I just let them know that the meal was ruined for me the minute the bun touched the patty. I have never had a problem with McDonalds. They always fix it to my satisfaction. I have even been given free meals before due to their not getting it right the first time. Just because you are 16 does not mean you can not be firm!! Next time make sure they fix it right. :D

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i usually do make sure but that morning we had gone to a buffet and i almost closed the place down B)

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How did you almost close the place down?? Was there that many entrees that were gluten-free?? I have zero luck at buffets usually ~ and therefore not worth the cost!!

I sit and watch everyone else eat. Then I go to McDonalds!! :)

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I think that is just a certain insance. My brother eats ther eon Saturdays and a few times I have had to return his food and have never had a problem. What that worker did is surely against policey and very lazy. You should have gotten a manager due to that disgusting behavior.

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my family went to a mcdonalds and they tried to do the same thing but i caught them and let them know. i have found in our town that i can teat at the big mcdonalds bc they are careless but th esmall one in walmart knows us and are very good at our orders. if all else fails email the corp office. i had another situation where my son got a bacterial infection and the last place i looked was the mcdonalds. i emailed them and they seem to be very serious about how their workers handle things. of course everyone gets lazy but maybe an email will bring their regional manager by to check them more often

cdobbs

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I know to ask for a new one and I always do. I am just warning those of you who don't know to be careful and watch what they're doing.

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On a trip this weekend we were desperate and stopped at a McDonald's. Contaimination or no contamination what a disappointment that hamburger was (I never did like McD hamburgers even when I could eat the bun). Hardee's and BK are SOOO much better. We will not be returning to McD.

richard

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are burger king burgers (no bun) and fries gluten-free?

im pretty sure wendy fries are not gluten-free, are their burgers (no bun) gluten-free?

thanks

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:D wendy's fries are ok here where i am--my sister went to 3 differentones and asked about their fryers and was told they are only for fries--she has had the fries at our local wendys and they were fine---i know that burger king fries are not--they fryers are not dedicated fryers---deb
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Actually, BK fries ARE cooked in dedicated fryers (although I always ask to make sure). It even says so if you go to the BK web site. The allergen chart notes if a product is cooked in the same oil with a known allergen. The fries are not.

http://www.bk.com/Food/Nutrition/NutritionInfo/index.aspx

The burgers with no bun are gluten-free. So are the condiments.

Wendy burgers with no bun are gluten-free but the fires are not on their gluten-free list. I believe this is because of a potential cross contamionation issue.

I like the Hardee's thickburger best of all but their fries are NOT cooked in a dedicated fryer, at least not at the one near our house.

richard

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http://www.bk.com/Food/Nutrition/ingredients.aspx

http://www.mcdonalds.com/app_controller.nu...ts.index.html#6

I'm so glad they do this now!! I like to read the ingredients in my own home!

Connie

~can't wait until my little ones no longer need toys with their food!

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Thanks.

So..i shouldnt trust wendy's fries rightt

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I know the BK site says they are gluten-free. Meanwhile, you have to check out your own BK/fast food place. The BK one near me sent an onion ring home mixed in my son's fries (and we had three days of misery.) We no longer go there and because of this experience, I'm leery of all BKs now. So far, we've had no problems with McDs fries and the Wendy's near me has a dedicated fryer and we've had no reaction from them either.

Kind of hit and hope to miss, I guess.

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Fast food, no matter where you go, is probably aout the riskiest eating you can do. Stuff is all over the place. Contamination is just a major problem. Plus the food is just packed with fat, calories, sodium, and bizarre things you've never heard of. Reading the ingredients in a simple piece of chicken can make you queasy. It's best to avoid it as much as you can.

richard

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I agree, I refuse to eat at fast foods restaurants anymore. Contamination is very likely. I might order a pop but that's it.

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always ask if the fryer is dedicated--if it is only used for the fries, then yes, they are safe--my sister is celiac too and she has asked at 3 wendy's in our area and they are safe--she loves wendy's fries--i do eat mcdonalds fries and hashbrowns and have never had a reaction-- ;) eating out will always be chancy for us :( that is a given--we are only as safe as our food handlers are <_< deb

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I've been finding restaurants where they get my hopes up by saying yes, they have a dedicated fryer for their fries. Then, they drop the bombshell that they flour the french fries before frying them to give them that nice little crunch. So, number one on my Christmas list is a deep fat fryer so I can make my own! I'm even going to try to make a bloomin onion, or at least an onion ring! Anyhow, you might want to remember to ask about flouring the fries from now on as it seems to be a common practice.

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I've heard the flouring happens at some places but not at BK, McDoanld's or Wendy's. Also not at Hardee's but the fryer there isn't dedicated.

richard

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And now for the other "bah humbug" on another board I'm on they were talking about Wendy's and how their chicken breasts are no longer gluten-free bc they use soy sauce in the marinade....which also means the burgers aren't gluten-free bc of cross-contamination on the grill...which meanst he chili isn't gluten-free bc they use the leftover burgers for the meat in the chili.

Just passing along the discussion I was seeing...I haven't decided what I think of this or not.

Bridget

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as long as mcdonalds burgers and fries are gluten free ill be fine ;)

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:o ummmm i am not a specialist in this area by any means :P but i am pretty sure that wendy's chili comes to them already made--they arent allowed to use leftover burgers for something like that--the burgers for these places come already frozen to pop on the grill, nothing is fresh with any of them and none of the fast food places make anything from scratch--there is no way that the chili would taste the same all the time if it was being made at individual restaurants--i will be checking on this one though at my local wendys ;) deb
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McD's burgers and fries are gluten-free, but in case you're a Big Mac fan (I never could stand them) the special sauce is NOT gluten-free.

richard

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