When out with friends of family, it can be difficult to know what you can eat and what can cause a problem for those with Gluten sensitivities. The processing that is required for preparing foods often contain Gluten by-products that can cause an attack, even when the product itself would not appear to be a wheat based item.
The best way to protect yourself from these hidden dangers can be as simple as asking before you order if there are gluten free alternatives to the products on the menu.
A quick list of Gluten Safe food outlets, and their safe menu items include:
Wendy’s – Grilled Chicken Breast, and Chicken Caesar Salad, without crutons’, Hamburger Patties and chicken Grill Fillet, both without the bun.
Also available are condiments such as American, Swiss, Pepper Jack, or Cheddar Cheese. Also, extras such as Romaine Lettuce, Bacon, Tomato, Onion, Ketchup, etc are also available.
Dairy Queen – Many of the menu products are available, such as Vanilla and chocolate soft ice cream, Various blizzard treats, including Reese’s', Snickers, Banana Split and strawberry flavors. Some novelties from DQ are also Gluten free, such as DQ Fudge Bar, DQ Vanilla Orange Bar, and Dilly Bar when in sealed plastic wrap.
Burger King – Gluten free varieties of French fries and Tender grill salad without dressing. Such sauces/dips/dressings that are listed as safe on the Burger King website include BBQ Dipping Sauce, Buffalo Dipping Sauce, Stacker Sauce, Caramel Sauce, Honey mustard Dipping sauce, Ranch Dipping Sauce, Tartar Sauce, Vanilla Icing and various others. Safe dairy products are listed as, Processed American, Pepper Jack and cheddar (Sharp) cheese, Three Cheese Blend, Hershey’s Fat Free milk, Chocolate, Vanilla and strawberry shakes in soft serve cup.
In general, it is very possible to enjoy fast food while still having sensitivities to Gluten, With some due diligence and asking simple questions before ordering, you should have little to no problem.
All the above information was gathered off the listed Restaurants official websites, for a complete list of Gluten free products, please visit each respectively.