Whether you've been newly diagnosed with celiac disease, gluten intolerance, non-celiac gluten sensitivity or have been gluten-free for years (I was diagnosed in 2005), unless the restaurant is 100% gluten-free, it's a risk every single time we dine out.
On one hand, we desperately want to enjoy a meal with our family and friends and feel "normal". However, the risk of being glutened is real with side effects ranging from vomiting and diarrhea to bloating and brain fog. And these are just a few reactions of ingesting gluten. The list goes on and on.
So, what do us gluten-free folk do when we want to grab a quick bite to eat at our local fast food restaurant? Read on for tips to avoid fast food gluten as well as the details on your fav fast food restaurants and if they measure up to our gluten-free needs.
CHECK OUT MY GLUTEN-FREE FAST FOOD POSTS FOR A BREAKDOWN OF GLUTEN-FREE OFFERINGS, WHAT'S SAFE, AND WHAT TO AVOID