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Here's an article which is Canada specific:
Montana's responds to consumer concerns
Montana's Cookhouse removes shelled peanuts from restaurants' lodge area
OAKVILLE, ON, March 19 /CNW/ - Did you know that more than half-a-million
Canadians suffer from life-threatening peanut/nut allergies? Given this
reality, Montana's Cookhouse has taken a pro-active, preventative approach to
helping ensure the safety and well being of Canadians. Effective March 12th at
all Montana's Cookhouses' corporate and participating franchises across
Canada, shelled peanuts will no longer be served in the lodge area of the
"At Montana's, we believe in responding to our guests' suggestions and
doing everything possible to ensure their safety," said Peter DeGroot,
Vice-President of Operations, Montana's Cookhouse Restaurants. "Given the high
number of people with nut allergies and the seriousness of potential
consequences, removing shelled peanuts from the lodge area of our restaurants
simply makes sense," added DeGroot.
Since Montana's menu is not fully "nut free" in the dining room area,
Montana's is ensuring the safety of its customers by clearly identifying on
their menu an "allergy alert" warning for any dishes that do contain nuts or
traces of nuts. Allergic diners are advised to tell their server of any food
"It's encouraging to see restaurants like Montana's taking food allergies
seriously and thereby setting an example for the industry," said Dr. Jane
Salter, President of Anaphylaxis Canada. "Allergies to peanuts, nuts and other
foods can have very serious consequences so every effort to reduce the
possibility of a severe allergic reaction is important."
Successfully introduced in Ontario in 1995, Montana's is a full-service
restaurant guaranteed to provide families with a fun, unique dining
experience. Montana's prides itself on "back to basics" homestyle fare that
brings campfire cooking indoors. Its value-packed menu boasts signature items
with their own distinct flavor profiles including rotisserie chicken, award-
wining ribs, Yankee pot roast skillet and Big Sky steaks. Comfort food teamed
with genuine hospitality make up Montana's winning combination.
A northern lodge atmosphere is carried throughout Montana's from the
split log bar to the vintage pick-up truck and cabin chairs. A typical
Montana's restaurant is 5,300 square feet in size with a seating capacity of
180 - 200 patrons. They are located in prime, high traffic neighborhoods.
Hours of operation are generally between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 a.m. seven days a
About Anaphylaxis Canada
Anaphylaxis Canada (AC) is a national registered charity dedicated to
increasing public awareness of potentially life-threatening allergies.
Established in 1996, AC provides information and support to people living with
anaphylaxis and conducts and supports research related to anaphylaxis.
Anaphylaxis Canada is committed to working with the foodservice, restaurant,
recreation and travel industries, educators, government and others to help
develop policies and programs to better protect people with anaphylaxis. AC
created the Canadian Anaphylaxis Registry in order to communicate effectively
with consumers at risk. More information can be found at [url="http://www.anaphylaxis.ca"]www.anaphylaxis.ca[/url] or
by calling 1-866-785-5660 or 416-785-5666.
About Montana's/Kelsey's International
Kelsey's International Inc., (KII) is a profitable restaurant company
that has been bringing great food to Canadians for 24 years. KII is the parent
company to Kelsey's and Montana's Cookhouse. KII was the first international
franchisee of the Outback Steakhouse International and was recognized in 1998
as Outback's franchisee of the year. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, the
Kelsey's Group Inc., KII has been developing franchise outlets since 1983. KII
is a subsidiary of Cara Operations Limited, Toronto.
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Public Relations, (905) 949-8255 x223 or 225, [email]email@example.com[/email],
[email]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email]; OR Jane Salter, Anaphylaxis Canada, (416) 785-5666
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