Hey Would anyone eat at Appleby\'s....

Posted on: Thu, 05/10/2007 - 2:09pm
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.....and if so what for kids???

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Linda

Posted on: Thu, 05/10/2007 - 3:56pm
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We gave up Applebee's after a bun with egg incident [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
Cathy
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Posted on: Thu, 05/10/2007 - 10:05pm
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My son has PA only, and has eaten at Appleby's before. He was fine with pretty much anything from the kids menu. We did inquire ahead of time regarding what type of oil they used to make french fries,etc. We also informed our server (just to double check) and we did not order desserts.
Kelly

Posted on: Thu, 05/10/2007 - 10:29pm
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We have not been to applebees since my child was a baby! I just assumed it was not ok. We will definetly check into it cuz they have the weight watchers meals there for me!

Posted on: Thu, 05/10/2007 - 10:42pm
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From everything I've read here about Applebee's and how they've treated folks with FA, and from what I've seen on the menu (looking at it with MFA for my family), I am not inclined to go.
There are threads, but you'll need to do a search with this word: Applebee's

Posted on: Thu, 05/10/2007 - 11:03pm
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I agree with McCobbre. We have gone to Applebees a few times with PA DS. I will not go back any time soon. I don't think they are very allergy aware. They also have peanut sauce in many things. Even if the kids menu appears safe, I worry about cross-contamination.
There are other threads about Applebees. Check them out.

Posted on: Thu, 05/10/2007 - 11:44pm
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Quote:Originally posted by kelly01:
[b]My son has PA only, and has eaten at Appleby's before. He was fine with pretty much anything from the kids menu. We did inquire ahead of time regarding what type of oil they used to make french fries,etc. We also informed our server (just to double check) and we did not order desserts.
Kelly
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I can`t imagine letting dd have french fries unless it was at a place that has a dedicated fryer like In and Out Burger. I cannot imagine that Applebee`s has a dedicated fryer. I would think that their fries would be cross contaminated with everything else they fried before your child`s fries that day. I always think of french fries being like salad bars in terms of cross contamination risks.
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Posted on: Fri, 05/11/2007 - 12:15am
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We did eat there last year for an extended family get-together. I called in advance to ask what to order DD. They suggested mac & cheese, because they're made from individual Kraft packets. So we did that. On the phone they'd said that it came with raw vegetables and that we could bring our own dip, because they didn't know what was in their ranch dressing (!). So we did that, but it didn't come with vegetables after all, it came with garlic toast. We let her have some toast after talking to the waitress, but then her face got a little red where the bread touched, so we made her stop eating it. No reaction, though. It was a little scary, because they just cook the stuff that comes from headquarters but no one will give you a good answer about the safety of the ingredients, other than the mac & cheese. I would eat there if we needed to, but it wouldn't be my 1st choice.

Posted on: Fri, 05/11/2007 - 1:40am
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We may be in the minority but we have gone to Applebee's several times with no problem. We consider it on our "safe" list, which is very small by the way.
We've ordered chicken ffingers, mac n' cheese, hamburgers, hotdogs, choc milk, fries. No desserts.

Posted on: Fri, 05/11/2007 - 3:12am
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No Way! We had eaten there in the past, but I went in last year and the manager said he could not guarentee ANYTHING in the restuarant. They have a nut crusted chicken that they fry in the same oil as the fries etc... So, no they are not safe for PA and TNA at least, I did more investigation online and so forth. They are not at all Allergy aware.
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Posted on: Fri, 05/11/2007 - 6:58am
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Just saw that pecan encrusted chicken on the menu. That may be relatively new - we haven't gone in a few months.
I would still ask. We've had decent service there.
I can tell you that the Ninety Nine restaurant by us bent over backwards for us. They went over the menu in such detail that it was amazing. I would recommend that chain.

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