Applebee’s

Restaurant Visit:
Applebee’s fries in soybean oil. That eliminates wings, shrimp, fries, fish, chicken tenders, and tortilla chips. The pasta is “cooled” in soybean oil. Manager mentioned that proteins in soybean oil that cause reaction are burned off at 300-350 degrees. I think I remember that he said they run their fryer and grill at 400-450°.

Notes:
Website & restaurant allergen info assume that soybean oil is non-allergenic.

What we order:
steaks, they have a 4 ounce kids steak – he ate better than we did!
garlic mashed potatoes (in theory) manager made them for us potatoes, butter, milk
plain broccoli (steamed) with real butter

Online Materials Used:
allergen list: http://www.applebees.com/downloads/Applebees_Allergen_Info.pdf
ingredient list: http://www.applebees.com/downloads/Applebees_Nutritional_Info.pdf
website: http://www.applebees.com

 




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.

Ci Ci’s Pizza Buffet

Online Materials Used:

http://www.cicispizza.com/_template.php#Scene_1

Phone Call:

called Alliance, Ohio Ci Ci’s on 2/5/11, confirmed that they use soybean oil in their dough.

Notes:

Before we learned about our son’s soy allergy, Ci Ci’s was always a favorite destination. The above link makes it nice and easy for parents of peanut allergic children:

None of our products contain peanuts, peanut oil or are processed in a plant that processes nuts.

Once soybean became an issue, we learned over the phone that Ci Ci’s uses soybean oil in the dough. Some further research shows that there is more soy than just in the dough.

I found this entry on eHelp: On Dec 02, 2010 Riva asked:

Does cici’s pizza contain soy protein in their meat or bread products?

Child with allergies -allergic to soy products like soy protein added to breads and meats to stretch the product quantity out.

Rob’s answer was:

DO NOT go by what is on their website. My advice call corporate and ask specifics to confirm…..I called corporate 972-745-4200 to confirm. They said unfortunately most of their products DO contain soy…..I asked why it wasn’t on their site under allergy information. They replied they are working on updating the site. What I found out. Pepporoni, Pizza dough, cheese and regular sauce (not buffalo) do not contain soy protein. Dessert Apple pizza and cinn. rolls w/icing do not contain soy protein. They all do contain soybean oil….however, my sons allergist informed me he can have soybean oil and soy lethicin since the allergens have been removed during cooking/processing…..Good luck!

If soybean oil and soy lecithin are not a problem for you, there are some options at Ci Ci’s. If you need to avoid both, unfortunately, you’ll need to avoid the whole restaurant.




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.

Wendy’s

Online Materials Used:
Allergen List: http://www.wendys.com/food/pdf/us/allergen_list.pdf
Ingredient List: http://www.wendys.com/food/Nutrition.jsp

Restaurant Visit:
Wendy’s fries in a vegetable blend oil that contains soy. I was told, before their “Natural cut with salt french fries” they fried in 100% soybean oil.

Notes:
Wendy’s represents what is tragically the classic restaurant response to soybean oil. They note items that contain soy, but do not include items containing or fried in soybean oil.

Two examples:
Allergen list says no soy in Hamburger Jr. but according to ingredient list, Sandwich Bun includes: Vegetable Oil (contains one or more of the following: soybean, cottonseed, canola)

Allergen list says no soy in Classic Single Burger but according to ingredient list, Sandwich Bun includes: Soy and/or Canola Oil

What we order:
The kids meal with the cheeseburger, oranges, and chocolate milk. Wendy’s American Cheese has soy, while their Swiss Cheese does not. For restaurants that have Swiss Cheese, we would get a cheeseburger with Swiss. For restaurants that did not have Swiss Cheese, we get a hamburger. We’ve only recently discovered that there is soybean oil in their buns (contrary to their allergen information), so we now bring our Nickles One Buns.




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.

Bob’s Pizza

Bob’s Pizza is the closest restaurant to our house (yes, we live in the boonies) and fortunately for our son, the owner has a very dim view of soybean oil. He cooks with, and fries in canola oil. Because of that, our son can have their pizza, and most importantly (to him) he can have their french fries.

At this point, this is the only place in America that we know that he can actually eat their pizza, french fries, and fried chicken / buffalo wings (without the breading because there’s soy in the breading). The only buffalo wing sauce he can have is the regular barbeque sauce and the mild buffalo sauce.

They’re really nice there and will even make french toast for him with our own bread. As usual, we have to avoid all sauces and any of the breaded items.

Bob’s Pizza
1539 State Route 44
Atwater, OH, 44265
(330) 325-1873




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.

Chipotle

Amazingly, everthing at Chipotle but the sour cream and cheese contains soy. I would have never guessed that in a million years. With Chipotle’s “food with integrity” mindset, I figured there wouldn’t be a lick of soy or soybean oil anywhere to be found in their restaurants.

Thank you Chipotle for having the decency to list soybean oil as being a soy product!

From: http://www.chipotle.com/en-us/menu/special_diet_information/special_diet_information.aspx on 11/7/2012




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.