Hooters Uses Peanut Oil

Posted on: Sat, 07/02/2005 - 12:34am
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Do not go to Hooters on Cape Cod (Hyannis)! They use peanut oil and the wait/kitchen staff are very rude about it!

My 2 DDs and I were at a dance competition in Hyannis this week. After the first day, everyone wanted to go to Hooters for dinner. I went ahead and checked about peanut/nuts and the waitress at first was very nice. She said to come back to the kitchen with her to check. While she was asking the cook, he was very rude and said "Just tell them to get a salad, I can't guarantee if I use it or not, I probably do." Then he saw my DD and I standing there and changed his tune slightly and said "Oh yes, we DO use peanut oil, she should just get a salad."

I thanked the waitress and she says "Wait, you're not leaving are you? Can't she just eat a salad?" I said, "with burgers and chicken being passed around, you expect her to eat just a salad?" NO thank you. She said she wished we could stay and I told her Well, with all the peanut/nut allergic people out there, I am surprised you are even using peanut oil. Maybe if you stopped I would consider coming back. She was upset that our whole party (about 40 of us) would not be eating there. I told her not to worry, they would still be coming and you'd get your business.

My DD was so upset she burst into tears (she made me cry!) in the car. She wanted to be with everyone else. I don't blame her! But, instead, we spent some awesome "mother-daughter" time and had a lovely dinner on the patio at Olive Garden!

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