I used to love to try new dishes and out-of-the-way restaurants with exciting new recipes. Then, dairy became my deadly enemy followed closely by gluten and wheat. Several years later, I had to give up soy and soy products.
But I refuse to give up having a normal life. And that includes going out with friends and family. It takes a good deal of homework to stay safe.
Above all, do NOT eat at any establishment you don’t feel safe!
Today I went to Red Robin Restaurant and had my regular burger (with several slices of tomatoes sans bun) and my beloved french fries.
If you look at their extensive allergen-free menu, it mentions that the fries are cooked in soy oil. However, it is allergen-free soy oil because all protein was extracted.
Moreover, when we brought a large party to Red Robin, my hamburger was mixed-up: it came with a bun and the works. Without skipping a beat, the waiter left the burger on the table and promptly came back with a fresh burger and french fries on a clean plate.
“I left the other burger here so you could see that I did not take the bun off and re-use the contaminated burger” he said and won my confidence and business in one swell swoop.
Thank you for all the hard-working people from this establishment!