It’s a huge deal when we can go out to eat and not have to worry about my son having an anaphylatic attack that has occured so many times due to negligence in kitchens at restaurants. It is so hard as a mom of children with food allergies to dine out and not worry that often we just don’t go out or we end up on a ‘date night’ which is just no the same as having our kids with us. Personally, after working in the food industry for several years, being a trained manager of food and going through all the training I know that in a kitchen cross-contamination can be avoided and those with allergies can be accomodated when a restaurant WANTS to work with you. If you don’t have a child with food allergies or you, yourself don’t have allergies, I am sure it is hard to conceptualize what I am talkign about, but let me explain a bit. When my child comes into contact, as minimally as touching his lips with food that has been touched by a nut, latex, shellfish or honey we are injecting him with an EPI Pen, and to the hospital within minutes, but it does not stop there he ends up home, missing school for at least three days because his stomach is in so much pain. Which led us to: Dining at REd Robin Allergen Free! Here’s to lavishly living restaurant dining allergen free.
Dining at Red Robin Allergen Free
Before we ever stepped foot in Red Robin, we headed online to test out the Interactive Allergen Menu in Red Robin’s Customer Hub. This is just fancy wording that for a place on their website that offers you options for dining without known allergens! We simply popped in the items that he needed to avoid and it showed us the menu items available at Red Robin. When we got to Red Robin we spoke to our server and she guided us a bit more and explained her in-depth knowledge of Allergen-Free Dining. This made it possible to head to the restaurant much less stressed and we knew our son could eat!!! Yeah..~~~
While at the Red Robin Restaurant, we learned that the one prep chef in the back has latex allergies, so the only gloves used were Latex Free! That was a huge hurdle and there were not balloons at the front of the restaurtant which allowed us to enter without fear of latex problems! As for foods, we spoke to our server, and explained that our son could not have nuts, honey, shellfish and latex and she explained the fryer and its singular dedication! The fryer used in Red Robin was solely dedicated to fries and in fact the seasoning is what our son had to avoid, so he was given fried fries from a dedicated fryer but no seasoning and they were bottomless and he was happy.
The above photo’d burger was my son’s burger and it was as normal tasting as the food we all eat, just sins peanuts, shellfish, fish, honey and latex, making it possible for him to have a normal dining experience in a restaurant! Red Robin provides guests the information about food allergies so we could make educated decisions on what to order and what to avoid, simply AWESOME!
The hardest thing about dining at Red Robin was narrowing down the selection from over 2 dozen, delcious burger choices and of course knowing when to say when with the fries. Bottomless fries are delicious but our bellies have limits, lol. Red Robin offers a long-standing tradition of offering customized meals and their service is impeccable! We lavishly lived allergen free dining out loud as my son had a fabulous night eating a gourmet burger and bottomless fries!
The Red Robin Information and dining experience was provied by Red Robin in exchange for my honest and true opinion which is set forth as we lavishly live life out loud!