I've spoken to a manager here and been told they prepare everything on shared equipment. There's even a sign stating that the GF options aren't free from cross contamination. I'd be very careful here if you have Celiac.
My favorite sandwich shop ever!!!! Gluten free bread, and sandwiches are clearly labeled as GF and/or VThey always ask whether it is an allergy or a preference because they will change gloves and preparation surface for safety if needed.My favorite sandwich is the Prosciutto and Free Range Chicken!!!
Leaving a review to lower the rating as this site is supposed to be used to help people find safe restaurants...and this is 100% not one of them. The Mendocino chain is NOT CELIAC SAFE, and is GF only by Los Angeles fad-diet standards. Certainly doesn't deserve a 4-star rating on FMGF...
Their salads are quite good (and actually interesting compared to most sandwich places) and they take special note when I say I have a gluten allergy/celiac. Have eaten here a handful of times, never been sick.
So I had a sandwich on gluten free bread and the bread was toasted and tough. I tried to cut the bread with a plastic fork and it won’t cut the bread. I went inside and asked if someone could cut the sandwich and the answer was no. Apparently no one could go wash a knife. So I’m appreciative that they were trying to be gluten free, thank goodness I have all my teeth. I have five people standing around me trying to figure out how to cut a piece of bread, really! I just said give me the sandwich and I’ll deal with it. No management response and sandwich ultimately was good. However, WTF, I can’t cut your bread or re-do your sandwich.