Champps Americana

Posted on: Wed, 08/05/2009 - 12:24am
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The other day we met some friends at Champps Americana. The children's menu looked typical, corn dog, mini pizza, hamburgers etc..

When I spoke with the waiter I was very surprised to learn that they fry everything in peanut oil. We did stay, (which made me a litle uncomfortable) and the kids had mac 'n' cheese, and a mini pizza which we were told were the two safe options.

I wondered if anyone else has eaten at Champps or any where else that fried in peanut oil, and how you felt about the experience? I was glad we had a safe meal, but I can't say that we will be back.

Posted on: Fri, 08/07/2009 - 9:47am
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Ack, we stay away from fried food period. Some restaurants will say they use vegetable oil when it fact they use peanut or a peanut oil blend.
Also, so much food goes into that fryer that I worry about potential cross contamination. Knowing the restaurant industry, the oil is also not changed out frequently either.
No experience with Champps-but again-we just steer clear of fried food.
Ruth

Posted on: Sun, 11/01/2009 - 10:55am
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This intrigues me. The Chaamps that I have been to in Chicago does not use peanut oil. They use vegetable oil. I have a pretty severe peanut allergy and I am fine eating there.

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