McDonalds now has peanut butter cup McFlurries!
My family has not been to a restaurant for 6 yrs except McDonalds, Pizza Hut and recently Red Robin. We have always been so thankful that we could go to McD for an ice cream, fresh baked cookie even a birthday cake, not to mention food on the run or while traveling. Our son is 9 with P/A and T/A. We have felt that McD has taken precausions with nuts because the peanuts they have are in a sealed plastic bag and only given when requested with a sunday, so they are not in the kitchen with the possibility for cross contamination. We were devestated yesterday when we pulled up for an ice cream cone and saw that they now serve peanut butter cup McFlurries! we did not order and our son was so dissapointed ! I came home and e-mailed and called them and they just said that they were sure the staff would "try" to be careful and that they may (but not sure) only have them until June 24th. I told him that he clearly does not understand the severity of food allergies and that because of the PB cups there, there would be a possibility of it getting on hands of the workers,food, counters,money and so on. I also tried to explain how when that is really one of the only places that helps us feel " normal" ( being able to order @ Birthday parties, and just pulling up and ordering food like the rest of the world)that now for it to be gone is very hard for us. I wanted to make sure I passed the information on and also invite you to share your concerns and feedback with them, I let him know that many P/A families depend on places like McD and that I am sure I am not the only one who will NOT be risking my childs life for a hamburger.I hope that someday food chains will understand that they can have a great place to eat WITHOUT nuts!
Their contact information : phone # 1-800-244-6277
address: McDonald's Corporation,
2111 McDonald's Dr.
Oak Brook IL.
If they hear from enough people maybe they will get the message. I am curious if anyone else has called them already or how you plan to handle going there or not.
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