Five Guys Burgers and Fries just came to town in the Twin Cities. It’s a fast-food joint that, as one customer put it, is apparently always packed. We checked it out recently because of its claim that everything in their restaurant is gluten-free except for the buns.
I first heard of the company when I blogged about where people get gluten-free french fries way back in February. It was one of the most common places where celiacs got a gluten-free french fry fix. I will say there appears to be no threat of cross contamination there, because they don’t deep fry anything else!
Emma loved her cheeseburger sans bun. My only worry was about using the same spatula as all of the other burgers. All of the hamburgers are gluten free, but the buns the spatula is putting them on are not. Emma never got sick. But the place was so busy that there was very little way I was going to be able to manage the spatula. So that bothered me a bit and I’m wondering how other gluten-free customers have dealt with this.
I am sure we won’t be going there very often anyway because we don’t live nearby. But it is nice to have another option. If you’ve figured out a way to avoid the bun/burger cross contamination I’d love to hear!