Restaurant Warning

Posted on: Fri, 04/11/2008 - 1:28pm
sarma1's picture
Joined: 04/11/2008 - 20:20

I am a restaurant owner and also have a daughter whi is allergic to peanuts. She has had several near-death experiences because of her allergy although we have taken great care to avoid dangerous situations. If you take your child to a restaurant and
order a milkshake, alert the staff of the peanut allergy. Milkshake mixing machines are difficult to clean completely and
many times there is residue left from a previously made shake-which may have been peanut butter. We have posted a sign by
our milkshake machine warning our staff to clean the machine
completely after using. Hope this helps.

Posted on: Sat, 04/12/2008 - 10:06am
Mrsdocrse's picture
Joined: 01/16/2007 - 09:00

thx wouldn't have suspected a milk shake machine.

Posted on: Thu, 04/17/2008 - 5:20am
MimiM's picture
Joined: 10/10/2003 - 09:00

I very rarely let my son eat ice cream out unless it's some place like Ritas that is nut free. I certainly would not allow him to have a milk shake unless it's premixed and coming out of a machine on it's designated line (i.e. Wendy's). If there are nuts in the ice creams there will be nuts in the milkshake machine.

Posted on: Thu, 04/17/2008 - 2:47pm
KSLaru's picture
Joined: 03/28/2008 - 10:08

So if I get a shake at a place that doesn't make peanut butter shakes, would it be okay? Is it the same machine as what is used to make the "blizzard" type of ice cream mixes?
Has anyone else noticed that Wendy's is offering a type of Frosty with plain M&Ms? I can't remember what it is called, but they are mixed in like a DQ blizzard. I haven't made any calls about it, but have wondered if I should get Frostys anymore due to cross-contamination possibilities.

Posted on: Sat, 04/19/2008 - 7:49am
gw_mom3's picture
Joined: 02/14/2000 - 09:00

I thought Wendy's had been offering the toppings (not just m&m but others that contain/may contain nuts) for a long time now? Anyway from what I understand the toppings are in a separate pkg. We don't have a Wendy's but we still don't go after I read (here or maybe somewhere else) that someone knew someone that worked at Wendys and they said that when they open the box of packets, a lot of them are busted open and the contents all over the place. Maybe if we were in a situation where Wendy's was the only place or the safest choice at the time we would eat there.

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