Thanks to Rachel for this update on Cheesecake Factory:
I ate at a Cheesecake Factory a few days ago, and our wonderful waitress informed me that they only use canola oil. There were only a few menu items that I needed to avoid because of soy sauce or mayonnaise. I ate fried macaroni and cheese, and fish and chips (without the tartar sauce and cole slaw). It was quite amazing to be able to eat fried food. They do not fry anything that contains soy, so there isn’t a risk of cross contamination.
That’s another restaurant that I can’t wait to get to good old Akron, Ohio. It sounds like the kids will have a blast there. They get french fries so far and few between, and I can imagine that they’d be all over the fried macaroni and cheese!
I'm trying to track allergen information for every restaurant that we eat at. With my son's soy allergy, each time we eat at a restaurant, it can take up to 30 minutes to figure out what he can eat. Especially since most restaurants don't accurately represent their usage of soy.
We're tracking what soy free (including soybean oil free) foods our son can eat at all restaurants we go to. If you've got a soy allergy in your family and have any information you can share, please contact us.