PICKLE BARREL RESTAURANTS

Posted on: Mon, 07/03/2006 - 3:01am
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Do not eat in these restaurants in Toronto Canada,this chain now has a note on their website that if you have nut allergies do not come to their restaurants-talk about not even making an effort-what a crappy thing!

Posted on: Mon, 07/03/2006 - 4:14am
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Joined: 06/19/2006 - 09:00

It stinks, but at least they are honest. I would much rather be told it's not safe than to have them beat around the bush and put my child in harm's way.
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Mommy to Aiden 1/26/05 PA,wheat,barley,soy,egg and others yet to be discovered DS#2 is due July 15, 2006 who we hope will be AF

Posted on: Tue, 07/04/2006 - 4:39am
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I have mixed emotions. I appreciate the honesty, yet I feel that restaurants should make an effort when it comes to common allergens. Handling common allergens should be part of food safety training. Not that they should be required to eliminate all risks, but they should be able to identify them. It makes me uncomfortable when a restaurant doesn't seem to know what is in their food or doesn't want to be bothered worrying about cross-contamination. And for their own benefit, to please and attract customers, they should try to offer 'safe' foods.

Posted on: Thu, 07/13/2006 - 6:49am
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We went to a Pickle Barrel a few months ago and they did serve us after we told them about my DD's PA. They did warn us that they grind nuts everyday in the food prep area and that's why you're taking your chances, as there could be nut dust falling on all the foods.
However one of the cooks came out and personnally took my daughter's order (hamburger and fries) and said she would prepare it herself and no other hands would touch her meal. And she did bring her plate out herself! I was very impressed with her dedication, but I wouldn't risk going back because of the risk of cross-contamination and may be not being served by somebody so knowledgeable.

Posted on: Mon, 07/03/2006 - 4:14am
JenniferKSwan's picture
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Joined: 06/19/2006 - 09:00

It stinks, but at least they are honest. I would much rather be told it's not safe than to have them beat around the bush and put my child in harm's way.
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Mommy to Aiden 1/26/05 PA,wheat,barley,soy,egg and others yet to be discovered DS#2 is due July 15, 2006 who we hope will be AF

Posted on: Tue, 07/04/2006 - 4:39am
PAMomInPA's picture
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Joined: 04/04/2006 - 09:00

I have mixed emotions. I appreciate the honesty, yet I feel that restaurants should make an effort when it comes to common allergens. Handling common allergens should be part of food safety training. Not that they should be required to eliminate all risks, but they should be able to identify them. It makes me uncomfortable when a restaurant doesn't seem to know what is in their food or doesn't want to be bothered worrying about cross-contamination. And for their own benefit, to please and attract customers, they should try to offer 'safe' foods.

Posted on: Thu, 07/13/2006 - 6:49am
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Joined: 07/13/2006 - 09:00

We went to a Pickle Barrel a few months ago and they did serve us after we told them about my DD's PA. They did warn us that they grind nuts everyday in the food prep area and that's why you're taking your chances, as there could be nut dust falling on all the foods.
However one of the cooks came out and personnally took my daughter's order (hamburger and fries) and said she would prepare it herself and no other hands would touch her meal. And she did bring her plate out herself! I was very impressed with her dedication, but I wouldn't risk going back because of the risk of cross-contamination and may be not being served by somebody so knowledgeable.

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