Restaurants to avoid if you have a peanut allergy

Eating out is hard when you have an allergy. For reasons I will clearly never understand, restaurants seem to always use some sort of nut in at least ONE of their menu options.

However, there are a few restaurants out there that are an absolute no for anyone with a nut allergy.

  1. Five Guys- uses peanut oil to cook their fries, offers peanuts to eat and throw around while you wait…. I think this is self explanatory why you should avoid this one.

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    Five Guys offers free peanuts while you wait for your meal
  2. Texas Roadhouse- although there isn’t one in Manitoba, this restaurant is one to avoid if you head to the states. It’s famous for being able to throw your peanut shells onto the floor once you’re done with them… they boast about going through 8.3 million pounds of peanuts every year.

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    At Texas Roadhouse, they offer buckets of peanuts to eat and throw on the floor as as appetizer
  3. Chick-fil-A- Again, another one you don’t necessarily have to worry about in Manitoba. However, it’s a popular option in other locations. The chain uses peanut oil to cook their products.

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    Since they use peanut oil to cook, there’s no avoiding a possible reaction at Chick-fil-A
  4. Finally, any and all Thai food restaurants (Thai Express, Sukhothai Restaurant, Bangkok Restaurant, Sabai Thai Eatery, etc.)- the cuisine is known for using peanuts and peanut oils to cook the dishes. It’s hard to be 100% certain it will be safe to eat, so I generally avoid eating it all together.

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