QDOBA Mexican Eats

3 ratings
$ • Quick Service Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Rice Bowls

Warning

This is a chain, which typically means a high risk of cross-contact. It may not be possible to dine safely at this establishment.

1408 E Golf Rd
Schaumburg, IL 60173

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Celiac

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I eat regularly at the Q'Doba in Menomonee Falls on Appleton ave, near County Line road. I frequently ask for clean gloves, and ask them not to touch the flour burrito shell before they grab a bowl. The person who has clean gloves will frequently take my bowl all the way down the line, which is nice... Occasionally they will touch their spoons on the burrito shells, and workers who have just made burritos will grab the cheese with their contaminated gloves, BUT I have never felt "glutened" EVER from ANY Q'Doba at which I've eaten, and this makes it my "Go To" fast food joint.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Knowledgeable about gluten free options. Will change gloves if you ask

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great quick food that's tasty and on the healthier end of the spectrum. Never had a cross contamination issue here since just about all of it is naturally GF (Mexican- type food).

Updated 11 years 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

  • Allergen List
  • Rice Bowls

Categories

  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Quick Service Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Tex-Mex

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Reviews of this Chain

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Expensive for what it is (but considering it’s in an airport that makes sense) - their website has a comprehensive allergen guide and I used that to order via a tablet and watched them assemble my order in line of sight

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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?

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free

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walked in and instantly turned around - zero care. saw someone touch a tortilla and then reach their hand into the cheese multiple times. this was after letting a person reach their whole phone over the glass counter to show an order. i was hoping to be able to just ask for a glove change and be able to eat here but nope - not safe.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

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

— Poor

Symptomatic Celiac

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I went and asked the staff to change their gloves because of a gluten allergy. They happily complied. They were not knowledgeable about gluten, but there is an allergen key online that I used to indicate if items were safe. I will note that gluten and wheat are on the opposite ends of the key so make sure to look at both. They do use just their gloves hands to grab lettuce and cheese toppings, so if you are extremely sensitive this isn't the safest place. I did not get sick from eating here though.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good for tree-nut free
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Symptomatic Celiac

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I advised I had a gluten allergy. Asked if I want the "sheet" (menu showing gluten free). I said I had it pulled up on my phone. Then he grabbed a bowl asked what I wanted. Ask they change their gloves due to the allergy. He did & continued to grab the same bowl that had already been "glutened". I went ahead & just left at this point because I could tell he was not informed & there was zero safety used when handling gluten allergies

Safety


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

— Not at all

Symptomatic Celiac

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Easy and safe! Got a rice bowl with chicken and veggies. Felt fine after eating.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

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