Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Wendy's is an awesome place for gluten-free. They have compiled a very helpful list of all of their gluten-free menu items. Yes, Wendy's chili is gluten-free. Yay!
Menu items without gluten
Wendy's is also great about doing special orders too. I used to just order a normal cheeseburger and take the bun off, but it was a pain because the cheese stuck to the bun (not to mention the contamination issues that would have for someone more sensitive than me). My husband was ordering for me and asked for the Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger without the bun. They didn't act like that was weird at all. They put my cheeseburger in one of the baked potato holders and gave me a fork to eat it with. It was great! Don't be afraid to ask for something special.
Sans Gluten mentions that the burgers and chicken are cooked on a dedicated section of the grill and the fries are cooked in dedicated oil (meaning you won't be eating fries that were cooked in the same oil and gluten-filled chicken nuggets). It also suggests substituting crackers and croûtons with almonds. Cool! I didn't know this was an option. I'm excited to try it next time I go.
This site has comments from people worried about cross-contamination and how they handle it at Wendy's.
As always, refer to the information I've provided, but most importantly, use your own judgment to determine what and if you should eat at this restaurant.