The Counter

11 ratings
$$ • Fast Food Restaurant
62% of 8 votes say it's celiac friendly
140 Shoppers Ln
Pasadena, CA 91106

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The server was experienced and informed me of any changes on the menu which weren’t gluten free. There is a separate menu especially for burgers. Server informed me that there is a dedicated gluten-free section in the kitchen.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

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I've eaten here many times with no issues. However, I ate there a week ago and was sick for four days after. Will not be returning.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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They have faulty staff training and food prep processes that make this a risky place to eat if you are a celiac. They routinely contaminate the supposedly dedicated french fry fryer and don't tell GF customers when they order fries.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 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

  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Fast Food
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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great staff very willing to check on ingredients if they are questionable. gluten free fryer is next to the regular fryer, if you are very sensitive don't eat fried stuff.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very nice staff and great gluten free buns!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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We visited this location several weeks ago and we made the mistake of assuming that we could safely eat there. Although we communicated about our need to eat GF due to Celiac, we didn't find out until it was too late that the fries we had already consumed were prepared in the same fryer as wheat containing items because the GF fryer was broken. The poor server rushed out to tell us as soon as she found out but my daughter was hysterical upon getting the news since she was worried about getting physically ill & we were 45 minutes from our hotel. The manager there was not even apologetic and said that they couldn't guarantee the food would be GF. She didn't charge us for the burgers that those with Celiac couldn't eat due to having to rush out of there but I was extremely disappointed in her response and would have expected that a restaurant that offers a gluten free menu would at least brief their staff before the dinner shift if there are changes that might affect their customers. I am so disappointed at how this wasn't communicated.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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I loved my build-your-own hamburger. It was amazing to eat a burger with a delicious bun. My waiter was so helpful, and I didn't get sick!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Update: we've eaten here several times & Celiac hubby has not gotten sick. The food is good, though expensive, & the service has been flat out bad the last few times. But the sweet potato fries & organic bison burger are so good I can't totally write them off yet. They do now have packets of "Heinz Natural" HFCS free ketchup if you ask for it.

I previously gave this location one star for being generally clueless. They seem to have dramatically improved and do indeed now have a dedicated frier for the fries (regular and sweet potato). I wish they had organic ketchup, they only have the Heinz HFCS filled junk. They do have organic bison and organic greens. I will update again after super sensitive hubby has eaten there a few times so we can gauge how safe they really are. But they have definitely taken steps in the right direction. And the bison burger in a bowl and fries were DELICIOUS. (They do have GF buns, Udi's I think, and a GF beer or two.)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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This place is really accommodating and has a great diverse gluten free menu

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Celiac

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Love this place! Dedicated fryer for fries. You can do a create your own burger with a gf bun or without a bun in general). There is a separate menu that tells you what is gluten free and there is quite a selection. Tastes amazing and they're very careful with cross contamination

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

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Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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No issues after eating here. They have a separate gluten free menu. You have to ask for it. The food was good and the fries a gluten free!

Safety


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

— 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

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Great food. Many gluten-free options. Dedicated gluten-free menu, including an extensive gluten free “make your own burger” option. Highly recommend.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Excellent

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Excellent restaurant! I have eaten here many times and never had any issues. Their gluten free menu is quite extensive.

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

Celiac

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Amazing food. Never gotten sick at any chain location. Great staff training.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Excellent

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