Gluten-Free at McDonald's

Fast Food Restaurant
14 ratings
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options may be available.

Warning

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

Gluten Intolerant

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First, I was pleasantly surprised that they have a separate fryer for French fries! I got the new BLT QP, with no bun. They brought it to our table on a plate with a lid, and gave me a fork. The BLT QP, is purportedly made fresh to order, and it definitely seemed fresh.

Safety


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

— 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?

— None

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

— Good

Celiac

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I got a burger with no bun and the manager came and over saw the making of my food to ensure it was safe for me to eat staff where very helpful

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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

Celiac

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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Average

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I was a little bit hesitant to order after my previous experience with a different restaurant that was supposedly gluten-free, but I thought I’d give my voice here because I do have some positive things I want to say about my experience ordering from McDonald’s through GrubHub with a need for a gluten-free diet. I was happy to discover through some research that many people state that the fries are indeed gluten-free, you do have to be careful because sometimes there are fryers that cross contaminate when it comes to gluten related products, so I was happy to hear that the large fried I had ordered did not make me sick. I was also happy to discover that although I try to avoid lactose, the McFlurry M&M is also supposedly gluten-free according to various sites on the web that you can research on! So it made me really happy to have that and not have as many issues with a Gluten as well. I also got a burger with the bread removed, and had everything else on it and eat it with a fork, and it was a little unorthodox, but I didn’t have my typical severe reaction to gluten like I have with other foods when eating having these three items. Although I will say that you do take a risk when it comes to the hamburger since it’s often that the burgers are produced in the same place that the bread is used and sometimes cross-contamination happens with gloves, but I was fortunate not to have that experience this time. So I just wanna put some positive experience out there for anyone else who might want to do some research on trying McDonald’s out for those that need a gluten-free diet and need some sort of takeout that can be found in this area!

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

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No allergy information at this location. When asked they said they had 0 gf options

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Poor

Celiac

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Always go here for bunless burgers and staff is always very careful and uses new condiments, lettuce, tomatoes, etc. Have never gotten sick from eating there. They used to have a dedicated fryer for fries and hashbrowns but no longer have that and actually posted signage letting people know so that they didnt get sick. Was very impressed.

Safety


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

— 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


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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering

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The employees are very rude when I asked if they had any thing gluten-free and I was told to go to a sit down restaurant i would give them zero stars

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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McDonald’s has milkshakes and frappes that are gluten free. All flavors. I am extremely sensitive and I have never gotten sick.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Good

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they don’t have a dedicated fryer or anything like that

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Good

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Hit or miss for adults, absolute GF miss for kids. Not even the fries are safe. Basically, someone who is truly GF can buy a drink and that's pretty much the only safe, contamination free item on the menu.

Celiac

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Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Poor

Celiac

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My go-to items: ·Grilled chicken sandwich as a lettuce wrap. ·Grilled chicken salad (without croutons) ·Sausage patty by itself I don't know why people are mad at their fries not being gluten free, MD has never claimed they were, uses a shared fryer, and lists allergens on their website. It's not a secret, they'res wheat in them.

Gluten Intolerant

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I know better than going to McD’s, but I stopped in with the kiddos assuming since it’s nearly 2020, they’d have at least SOMETHING on the menu that I could eat. When I asked if their salad was GF, was told by the MANAGER I had to look online find out. I said they should have someone on staff who knows what’s GF as this wasn’t an uncommon request, and I was told I was the first person to ever ask this question. Guess I’ll try McD’s again in another 5 years? 🤦🏻‍♀

Celiac friendly?

No

Gluten Intolerant

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French fries are NOT gluten free, they are coated in a wheat beef flavoring.

French Fries Ingredients: Potatoes, Vegetable Oil (canola Oil, Corn Oil, Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Natural Beef Flavor [wheat And Milk Derivatives]*), Dextrose, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate (maintain Color), Salt. *natural Beef Flavor Contains Hydrolyzed Wheat And Hydrolyzed Milk As Starting Ingredients. Contains: Wheat, Milk. Cooked In The Same Fryer That We Use For Donut Sticks Which Contain A Wheat And Milk Allergen.

Beef patties do not contain gluten but risk cross contamination. They will use lettuce instead of bun if you request it.

100% Beef Patty Ingredients: 100% Pure USDA Inspected Beef; No Fillers, No Extenders. Prepared with Grill Seasoning (Salt, Black Pepper).

Celiac friendly?

No

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Every mcdonalds in america does NOT have gluten free fries. The fries have beef extract in them and contain malt.

Celiac friendly?

No

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Kids were so happy about knowledgeable staff and dedicated fryer for French fries - they haven’t had those for two years! We will give it five stars when they have gluten free buns too!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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None of the staff are knowledgeable about the gluten free options on the menu. After doing some research I have found that the M&M McFlurries are made in their own machine, and have no ingredients containing gluten- although the Cookies&Cream McFlurries are NOT gluten free. McDonald’s does provide a lettuce wrap burger, but with the young servers this burger is not certain of having no cross contamination.

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Only thing I can get is shake and maybe a salad. Wouldn’t even risk a hamburger or fries, as one fry makes me sick.

Celiac friendly?

No

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it’s a really safe place to eat at

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*Just for fries* The fryers for their fries are at the front and the fryers for the fried chicken items are at the back. So excited to finally have McDonalds fries again!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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IF you are VERY CLEAR that you have a severe allergy (I know celiacs is not an allergy-but that’s what makes sense to most people) they can change gloves, and prepare a safe burger with no bun for you. Please remember that McDonalds Fries are NOT GF! No matter how good they smell.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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This should not be in here. McDonalds uses a flour (wheat) coating on their fries. It doesn't matter that the fryer is dedicated to them if there is wheat on them. I'm guessing the review is from someone who wants celiacs to get sick. There is no way for a celiac to eat at Mcdonalds.

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No

Celiac

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being newly diagnosed with celiac I asked the girl what they had that was gluten free...she told me just the ice cream...I then asked her if I could get a salad with no croutons and grilled chicken on it...she then told me she wouldn't give me cheese either..I said I think cheese is ok...she gave me the salad I drove home and saw that she had crispy (breaded) chicken on it...totally clueless

Celiac

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Although I love their fries since I was a kid, I wish Mc Donald's had more items on their menu to choose from. I appreciate the breakfast bowls, hash-browns and flavored coffees for breakfast. Salads, fries and shakes for lunch and dinner. When in doubt, ask.

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I love that McDonald's has a dedicated fryer for everything, including french fries!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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burgers without the bun , I eat scrable eggs, bacon, sausage and fruit parfait

Celiac friendly?

No

Gluten Intolerant

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They had no idea. The cashier couldn't even tell me what went into the Southwest Salad. I just ordered fries and hoped they were okay.

Celiac friendly?

No

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There is nothing at McDs that I would consider safe to eat. Even their grilled chicken breast contains gluten. Skip it.

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Terrible for any allergies. They had no idea what to do. They had to ask 2 or 3 people before someone told me to check their website. On my phone the website was useless and I never did find any allergen info. From another app I found I could have a sausage patty and a smoothie. Had to eat a snack from my stash to feel full. I'm appalled at such a big corporation completely ignoring the food allergy community.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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They have the "create your taste" so got a burger wrapped in lettuce and side salad. Their website site says the oil they use has flavor inhancer that contains wheat so no fries. Didn't get sick so must not have been glutened. Not bad in a pinch.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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I have celiac but I don't recall ever getting sick on the fries here even tho they do have some in the oil or something. supposedly they tested but it was below 20ppm gluten.however 4 days ago I got sick. I had 2 large fries and a chicken bacon salad with grilled chicken and Newman's ranch dressing. one of these items made me pretty sick and I won't blame it on any one specific item. possibly the grilled chicken or even the dressing. I will update perhaps sometime in the future. I will test the fries alone again at some point and will see as I don't remember ever getting sick from the fries.

Future update: got sick from 2 large fries, tho I can't confirm 100% since I had wheat starch earlier in a candy I thought was gf. so for now avoid this chain, nothing is really safe for Celiac's. go to chick fil a instead.

Celiac friendly?

No

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You can get the McDouble meats but ask for nothing on it.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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It's awful there is gluten everywhere and in everything!

Celiac friendly?

No

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Humblina was SOOOOO AWESOME with me! I'm soooo allergic to gluten I haven't been to McDonald's in years!, but I heard about their protein style burgers and she listened to me so carefully and made sure my food was totally separate and safe! Finally! A quarter pounder for first time in almost 5 years! Love this girl and thanks so much!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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McDonalds is McDonalds. I am cautiously optimistic about the new Create Your Taste possibilities for the gluten free community (lettuce wrapped burgers anyone?), but I don't know how well we can expect them to keep from cross contamination. It is McDonalds after all. Don't eat the fries (definitely cross contaminated with the non-gluten free hash browns.) In short, ask, but don't expect a great deal of knowledge. Read the ingredients list on the website (and Gluten Free HQ) and ask about the preparation here. If you aren't highly sensitive, you can probably get away with it every now and then. (I periodically get a strawberry shake or coffee drink neither of which should have any cross contamination issues.)

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No

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good

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several items to choose from

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Why the heck would McDonald's be on this app. There isn't a darn thing at McDonald's that's gluten free except the napkins .

Celiac friendly?

No

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Why is this here? Confused

Celiac friendly?

No

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I asked if I could see a gluten free menu . The employees response was "we don't have one" I said well are your French fries gluten free? The employee then handed me a packet with all of the food they sell with the calories next to each (which didn't answer my question what so ever!) I then told them that and they said "we can't answer allergy questions" well okay then; how am I supposed to eat? Me guessing your food is okay is not worth me getting sick over.

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seriously...?

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No one who cares about gluten free living would eat here. Please remove this from your app!

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Mcdonalds French fries are evidentially par fried and then frozen. To do this, the must coat in flour. It may have been the oil the above comment says but it is definitely the flour coated French fries they serve. Sad!

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I went there hoping to eat their French fries. So i informed them i had an allergy and they told me the fries were in a seprate fryer and i thought great. Didnt turn out so great. The oil they use isn't 100% gluten free.

Gluten-Free Features
  • Allergen List
Categories
  • Fast Food

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