• Ads by Google:
     




    Get email alerts Celiac.com E-Newsletter

    Ads by Google:



       Get email alertsCeliac.com E-Newsletter

  • Announcements

    • admin

      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

Johnny Rockets
0

6 posts in this topic

I was traveling this week, and the other day I found myself at the mall in Downtown Sacramento looking for dinner. After quickly ruling out Panda Express and all the other restaurants in the small food court, I came across a place I'd never heard of before: Johnny Rockets.

Before I went in, I looked up their website in my iPhone. Lo and behold, they have a detailed ingredient listing for everything they serve in their restaurant:

http://www.johnnyrockets.com/themenu/ingredients.php

That was helpful in and of itself. I went inside, and found I could sit at the counter where I could actually watch them cook the food -- the kitchen is right there, not in a separate room. The assistant manager took my order. I explained to her that I had "food allergies" and ordered a burger with no bun. I asked about the fry oil for the french fries; she explained that although they have a "dedicated" frier, they do sometimes fry chicken fingers in the french fry frier. I really appreciated her honest answer. I ordered a side salad instead, and after looking up the ingredients on their website for the ranch dressing, I got that as well.

Although it's not a gluten-free restaurant, I could see how they prepared the food. hamburgers (and buns) were assembled in a separate area from where they grill. I didn't ask whether they *ever* put buns or bread on the grill, but they didn't have any there while I watched. The grill was very clean and I felt comfortable (with my level of sensitivity) that there wouldn't be any significant cross-contamination even if the grill was occasionally used for gluten-containing foods. In fact, I don't think they have a higher chance of contamination than I do in my own kitchen (which is not gluten-free either).

The assistant manager came back around later and asked me to tell her more about my allergies. Not because she needed to, really, but because she was interested / curious. I mentioned that the reason I have them hold the tomatoes is because I can't eat them raw, but I can eat catsup or cooked tomatoes. She offered to grill some tomatoes for me to put on my salad! What an idea -- I would have never thought of it, but it was tasty!

They served my bacon cheeseburger wrapped in layers of lettuce, with a paper wrapper around that to hold it together. They obviously serve bunless burgers regularly (whether to wheat-sensitive or low-carb folks) and now how to make it feel like a "real" burger.

Overall, I really was happy with the experience, and if I am in Sacramento again looking for a burger I would definitely go back. The person taking my order was friendly, listened carefully, and went out of her way to make sure my meal was just right. The restaurant was clean, and it gave me a lot of peace of mind to be able to watch my burger being made. I noticed that their milkshake machine had a separate mixer marked for peanut-butter milkshakes, so they obviously take peanut cross-contamination seriously, too. And their website really made it easy for me to decide whether it was worth even walking through the door in the first place!

I just wanted to share. :-)

-Elizabeth

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:
Ads by Google:


Good food and fast! We used to eat there when we lived in NY. I don't think we have them here.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for posting this. There is a Johnny Rockets in one of the malls by me and I've often wondered about giving it a try. Next time I definitely will.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the info!! There is a new one located right by the movie theater and we have been wanting to try it!!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:


Good food and fast! We used to eat there when we lived in NY. I don't think we have them here.

Thanks! Too far away for me though. But since they are now in this state, maybe they'll put one closer to me. All sorts of commercial buildings are going up around me.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      107,350
    • Total Posts
      935,647
  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      65,034
    • Most Online
      3,093

    Newest Member
    angelaemely
    Joined
  • Popular Now

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Is your concern the social aspects of eating on the job, or not always feeling well enough to get out the door? I'm in health care, and just happened to be in home care when I was diagnosed.  It actually works well, as I make my own hours, and can reschedule visits as need be. I would think you could complete your MBA easily, maybe part time if necessary.  It's not clear what your career path might be ....counseling?   Industrial psych? Research? Once you are established (and you can do that part time if need be, to start), you will have more options for flexed or reduced hours.  If the social aspects of eating are an issue, you can always excuse yourself at meals, drive to a pleasant location, and eat in your car. Or go for a walk and find a place to eat. For work luncheons,  I just have a beverage or pick up a piece of fruit, so I give the appearance of participating. 
    • Can you tolerate nut milks? I find macadamia milk the gentlest on my stomach. The only brand I've seen here in the US is Milkadamia, and it comes sweetened or not, and fortified with some vitamins. I think this brand is from Australia. Or you could make your own. As for time, it can take awhile, and that seems to be more the norm. A recent new dairy intolerance that peaked May 3 has made me sicker than celiac ever did. Almost 3 months later and I am just starting to get better and my fatigue is improving. I had the usual ups and downs, inadvertent exposures, and trial and error.  I had only mild symptoms (comparitively speaking) at my celiac diagnosis 4 years ago, yet it took 6 months to a year for them to fully resolve after going gluten-free. It's hard to be patient when your GI tract is off, as it makes you feel ill all over.  Just keep doing the right things, introduce new foods one at a time. I would also suggest more protein for weight issues ... can you tolerate tuna? Tuna and some version of mayo? Salmon, vitamin D supplements, and bone broth seemed to have helped me recently with gut healing. Wishing you well...  
    • Thank you for your response! Again I am pretty sure my doctor did all these checks however I will definitely check to make sure and take the necessary actions if not. It just feels like a never ending run of doctor appointments and blood tests at the moment and the whole thing really did come as a surprise to me. I think I have really tried to eat healthy as I believe its so important especially being diagnosed with this disease. I feel as though its not just about eliminating gluten but also having a really healthy and balanced lifestyle. Also, I find that at the moment it is not just gluten that upsets my stomach, fruit for some reason also does. Unfortunately, people do not realize this and dismiss it which can also be annoying on top of the diagnosis. I will definitely be avoiding processed foods and have been for the last few months. Thank you for your response and I will listen to my body as you have said, it is without doubt very important.
    • Is aroy d milk gluten free?I couldnt find an information on its package,it says it doesn't have any additives.It's full fat and sold in a bpa free carton box.Anyone tried it?
    • Thank you so much for your reply, it has really helped! Your feedback on the grieving side has really comforted me to know I am not the only one and that it will get better. I am not always upset and sometimes I feel optimistic but occasionally it really just does get overwhelming especially at the moment if I am eating in a restaurant for the first few times or out with friends and have to be concerned with what I can eat and not just concerned with having fun.  In relation to my diet I have seen a dietitian and got very positive feedback. I love cooking so this has been helpful with changing diet. But, I just find that I run out of recipes and am sometimes eating the same thing on repeat which is agitating. Unfortunately, I currently cannot eat lots of fruit as my stomach responds poorly to it so my dietitian has said to eat only one or two servings a day and build up. I definitely am going to research more recipes and snacks over the next month and really try to get my diet sorted so I can feel more relaxed and better. Thank you again your response it has helped massively just to know there are people out there who understand! Thank you.
  • Upcoming Events