Dinosaur BBQ

12 recent ratings
$$ • Barbecue Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Beer
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12 ratings

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301 Franklin St
Buffalo, NY 14202
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Hashimoto's

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Different colored plates for GF and lots of options!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

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Bring your dish out gluten free on a red plate. Highly recommend bbq chicken and mashed potatoes (no gravy though because of gluten). Have been here multiple times and kitchen and staff are knowledgeable

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

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Great gf Celiac safe smoked wings!! Staff were great, knowledge, and answered all my questions. They have a separate gf menu, just ask. Gf buns would be great, didn't seem like they were an option based on the menu, but the wings were huge and left me wanting for nothing else. Definitely worth a visit. Gluten eaters appreciated it here too.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Beer
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Barbecue
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

Notes


Barbecue sauce is gluten-free

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Gluten-Free at Dinosaur BBQ
Pulled Pork, 1/4 chicken, mashed potatoes (no gravy) and homemade applesauce
They also have a wonderful GF beer available
Dinosaur BBQ gluten-free menu
Dinosaur BBQ gluten-free menu
Gluten-Free at Dinosaur BBQ
Parking in back at night, metered parking in front by day. Very easy in and out, plus love music and a well stocked bar.
Deliciousness! Food for days...
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Symptomatic Celiac

Gluten free food comes out on a red colored plate - if yours isn’t red, double check!

6 months ago

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Symptomatic Celiac

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Amazing food, loved everything we shared. They are careful with allergies and have special trays do designate. Definitely récit!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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This is a must stop if you’re in Buffalo! The food is incredible and even better, they really understand celiac and have so many safety precautions in place. Ask for a gluten free menu when you’re being seated. There are so many choices for gluten free. Personally, I think everyone should try the applesauce - it’s homemade and honestly tastes like apple pie. Gluten free food gets flagged for the kitchen, they wash their hands, switch their gloves and serve food on a red colored plate. Celiacs can definitely eat here safely and enjoy fantastic bbq!!!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 6 months ago read full review

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Separate gf menu. Wings cooked separately. Gf beer as well. Service was very accommodating and knowledgeable.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Great place to stop on a family road trip off I-90. Lots of options, yummy, like the precautions, did not get sick.

Food came out with a separate server on a red plate.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Awesome with accomedating celiac people, like myself. Also if soy is an issue most of the food is soy free!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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One of the best places for having a safe gluten free meal!! They have a separate gluten free menu. Staff were knowledgeable about gluten free options. They even have separate plates for gf. I feel very safe eating here. The food is delicious too!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Pleased to find a 2 page gluten free menu. Our server could not have been more informed about all the kitchen precautions, and freely shared this information as soon as I inquired about a menu. He was very sweet and reassuring throughout the whole experience. Many times I feel like a bother when I eat out, but he really was amazing and one step ahead of my concerns the whole time, and that made a big difference. The plates are even color coded for allergens. Very good experience overall.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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I had a great lunch at Dinosaur BBQ yesterday. They have a 2 page GF menu. I chose the bbq chicken with simmered greens and a side salad. It was all so delicious. The server took my celiac seriously and told me the kitchen staff change gloves before making any meals for customers with allergies. My meal was delivered to me on a special red plate. I felt great afterward. My non-celiac husband and daughter also thoroughly enjoyed their meals. This is a fun spot in Buffalo for a safe and delicious meal. Will definitely return on my next trip to Buffalo!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This meal was seriously the best thing I’ve had since my celiac diagnosis. Extremely pleased with the care and extra thought they put forward for my gluten free needs. Seriously, this place smashed it. Highly recommend the pulled pork and bbq chicken combo!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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There were few gluten free options and I got the pulled pork and it was terrible. The menu was limited and the sandwiches on the gluten free menu didn’t have any bread. It was not my favorite and I don’t suggest going.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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No bread or buns. Didn’t care for the food at all.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Nice gluten-free options. But major bummer that 1) their fryer is not GF, so no french fries and 2) no GF desserts.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We love getting Dinosaur BBQ. The smoked wings are amazing.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Gf wings, but blue cheese in not certified gf. The manager delivered my food directly and explained the cautions they take to make food gf. Just bummed about the blue cheese 🤣

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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GF menu available, the staff is super friendly and knowledgeable. GF food is brought out on a different color plate by one of the management. Food is always delicious, and have never been cross contaminated here! No GF rolls or dedicated fryer, so nothing deep fried for actual GF allergies.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Good gluten free menu. I had wings, ribs and pulled pork with mashed potatoes. Ask about sauces as some are not safe. The dry rub is great and safe. Fries are not celiac safe as they are cross contaminated. GF menu is available and the staff is helpful about it.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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Winner, winner chicken wing dinner! Smoked chicken wings are great!! Tender, flavorful and moist with a light char grilled outside. Wango tango sauce was great addition to the wings. Coleslaw was good not great and the greens(collards and mustard)only had smoked turkey so my pork allergy wasn’t an issue. Brisket was ok not phenomenal but decent. I’m a mesquite bbq snob so getting a celebratory great out of me is darn near impossible. The slathering sauce was also good.

Waitress was compassionate, eager to clarify and brought us the allergen menu in addition to the gluten free menu. The food came quickly and accurately. We also were pleasantly surprised when we bought a bottle of wango tango sauce and it was only $3.99. Well worth the price and we had assumed it would be much higher. Good on them for not taking advantage. Parking is free on street after 5pm and we were told there was a free lot behind the restaurant but didn’t see it. Well be back.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Similar taste to Fat Bobs but way more serious regarding gluten.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Awesome choices! Extremely knowledgeable staff! Choch the bar person suggested Redbridge Beer, by Budweiser, a GF option that tastes great! Top notch atmosphere and they make a GF person feel welcomed!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They have a HUGE GF menu and your meal is delivered on a specially colored plate to avoid cross contamination. Highly recommend!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Perhaps the best St Louis ribs I've ever had, plus yummy pulled pork and great wings. The chili was phenomenal and my husband's said the mashed potatoes were the best he's ever had. Full gluten free menu, no gluten free buns but your definitely here for the meat. They also had red bridge and angry orchard. Staff was well versed in gluten free options and service. Good was carried out separately to prevent cross contamination. Awesome.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Very safe to eat at! Food is amazing

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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I had an awesome experience here! We stopped by on our way to Niagara Falls. The staff was great, they brought me a separate menu and my food was brought out by a different person on a different colored plate. definitley felt safe here!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Motorcyclist friendly with a free bike parking Good ribs, beans and chili

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Delicious 😍😍😍😍😍

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Gluten free menu available. Wait staff is great. Gluten free dishes are brought out on a different color plate, and by the manager.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Amazing gluten free BBQ options! They use dedicated allergy plates to avoid cross/contamination and the food is amazing!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Impressed by their allergy friendliness. Many of the sides and the meat options were gluten free. They were able to put together a veggie plate of 4 sides.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Separate gluten free menu with lots of options. My plate was a different color than the normal ones so the kitchen staff knew to be careful with avoiding cross-contamination, and it was brought out separately, which I appreciated. Delicious barbeque!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Really great bbq and they have a gluten free menu. All of the sauces are gf but be careful because they will say they will be careful and bring everything on a separate plate.... but then the corn bread was on it touching my food. Mention no corn bread if you are celiac.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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good food. have separate plates so staff knows of gluten allergy. Manger even brings it out separate from non gluten-free foods

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Fabulous! Very good with gluten free!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They have a gf menu with lots of options and staff seem to be knowledgeable. HOWEVER, I somehow got cross contaminated because I felt really sick about 2 hours after eating there. I would only go here if your gluten sensitive, not celiac. Overall the food was great though.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Very very good. Wide selection to eat.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Not only gluten free options but literally one of the most attentive allergy restaurants I have eaten at. Great job!

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten free menu. Understanding servers and kitchen staff.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Great food, I haven't gotten sick from cross contamination here. Would recommend!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Asymptomatic Celiac

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Restaurant was pretty good about gf options and questions. They have a separate gf menu that has a lot more options than I expected, new gf rolls for the sandwiches, and special colored plates to mark the food. At least our waitress knew what she was doing, and walked me through everything and answered all of my questions without hesitation. Super smooth night. I ordered the combo with chicken, brisket, steamed greens, and beans. Took half of it home for left overs. I did not have a reaction after either meal.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Wheat Allergy

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This place was great! They have a separate GF menu, wait staff is very knowledgeable about GF and allergy prep. Many items are naturally GF and GF plates I was told are prepped separately. My meal came out on a different plate that they keep separate for GF meals and brought to the table separately by the manager. The only problem was that the food looked so delicious I immediately began to consume it before taking a photo.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Symptomatic Celiac

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I attended an event catered by this restaurant that was supposed to have several gluten free options. Unfortunately they immediately cross contaminated several of the options and even in sides I found gluten noodles. It seems like their catering is not up to snuff and as a result I got very sick.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Symptomatic Celiac

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I had the 1/4 rack of baby back ribs with the cucumber tomatoes salad and BBQ beans as sides. It was delicious!! I made sure to let Jenn know I was celiac and they verified when the food was delivered it was gf. No reaction to it. I wish I lived nearby because I would be back!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout

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