Peanut free fast foods

Posted on: Wed, 08/26/2009 - 12:01pm
kwhinson's picture
Joined: 08/26/2009 - 18:50

What fast foods are safe for a child with a PA? My 1 1/2 year old dtr has been eating at McDonalds (chicken nuggets and fries) and has not been having any problems. We have not tried any other fast food places to eat. Also, do you recheck the labels each time you visit a fast food place even though you have eaten there before?

Posted on: Thu, 08/27/2009 - 3:54am
Brandon1580's picture
Joined: 08/27/2009 - 10:37

Most fast food places have their menu on-line and it tells you what oils they use and what to stay away from i am not sure where you live but my son also eats nuggets and fries from Burger King I stay away from Wendys b/c although their webite dose not say anything about peanuts it usually gives him a rash around his mouth

Posted on: Thu, 08/27/2009 - 10:35pm
Bobbi's picture
Joined: 03/19/2009 - 09:00

We do McD's, Wendy's and Arby's. We used to do BK until I recently heard that they have undeclaired possible cross=contam in their fish patties...which would of course contaminate the oil that everything else is fried in. I've still yet to check it out so we're avoiding until I get a definite answer.
We've never had a problem with Wendy's and I like that any nuts they have for salads or whatever are packaged individually.

Posted on: Fri, 08/28/2009 - 2:26pm
cats4me's picture
Joined: 05/14/2009 - 14:09

I would avoid KFC. They claim not to use peanut oil, but it may vary by location. I walked in to buy dinner for my family, and couldn't breathe by the time I walked out with my order. (I'm the only one in my family with PA.) Thankfully, a dose of Benedryl took care of it.

Posted on: Fri, 08/28/2009 - 10:41pm
Bobbi's picture
Joined: 03/19/2009 - 09:00

I forgot to mention that we avoid Subway and Chick-fil-A. Subway uses the same baking sheets for the bread that they bake their cookies on ( pb cookies ) and C-F-A uses peanut oil to fry their food. Not cool!!

Posted on: Sat, 08/29/2009 - 6:59am
Yael McMillan's picture
Joined: 08/26/2009 - 09:03

Taco Bell is one of my son's favorite. He loves it because he can eat everything there. In-N-Out Burger is his favorite burger place and they have great fries and shakes too.

Posted on: Wed, 09/30/2009 - 6:05am
lalala's picture
Joined: 09/12/2009 - 10:25

Our family eats at CiCi's Pizza, Taco Bell, McD's and Wendy's without issues. We usedt o eat at BK, but our local one recently started serving a breakfast sandwich with a pn warning that is made on the same grill as other products.

Posted on: Wed, 09/30/2009 - 9:43am
MICHAELS MOM's picture
Joined: 09/23/2006 - 09:00

Anyone have any experience with Applebee's, Moe's, or Olive Garden?

Posted on: Thu, 10/01/2009 - 12:00pm
diannek's picture
Joined: 08/05/2009 - 19:08

Moes is one of our favorites. Of course we avoid the cookies that come with the kids meal. But my 3 yr old PA son loves it, as do the rest of the kids.
I've heard subway is phasing out the pb cookies. But we've never had a problem there. According to Maureen Jacquot, Customer Care Representative at Subway, "they are not sending them(Peanut Butter cookies) out any longer but some of the stores still have inventory so when that's gone, that will be the end of them. You probably would need to ask at the stores if they are still baking them"
I have checked into Applebees and they seem to have an 'eat at your own risk' attitude so we avoid them.

Posted on: Tue, 10/06/2009 - 10:45am
jenniferbfab's picture
Joined: 05/04/2008 - 12:43

We do McDonald's. We don't do BK anymore because I understand the chicken crowns are cooked in the same oil as the fish sandwich (a may contains).
Jennifer B

Posted on: Wed, 03/31/2010 - 12:14am
mj mom's picture
Joined: 10/14/2009 - 09:32

We eat (primarily) at Wendy's, but have also eaten at McDonald's. My son is picky and has a milk allergy, so we can't do the chiken nuggets at McD's. My little one has a soy allergy, and I believe Wendy's uses canola oil, so that's why we go there.
My kids both had a reaction to BK's nuggets and fries, so we avoid it. Maybe it's due to the fish--didn't know!
We used to go to Friendly's, but just had a bad experience with the soft serve--they cleaned the machines and didn't rinse them good enough. I didn't eat the ice cream right away, and by the time I noticed, the kids had eaten quite a bit of it. The cleaner taste was so strong my husbands throat and tongue went numb with just a bite. The kids were fine but we didn't really get a great response from them. And this was after a long discussion with the manager about how "GREAT" Friendly's allergen policy is.... so now we are leary...


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