Gluten-Free at Wendy's

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

Wendy's does not have a gluten free menu, but they do list wheat in their allergen guide online. Some locations have dedicated fryers for fries, so please check with the employees each time you visit a location.

Celiac

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Able to eat the burgers here less the bun. Somehow. Waiting in the drive through is a different story- inordinate amount of time to get through drive through, unless Lady Luck is on your side, easily spend 20-30 min waiting for food to be handed to you from someone who doesn’t look like they are having a good day. Line is crazy slow. Not unusual to have something missing from the order so check bag before you leave the window. But bun less burger works and neat is good.

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?

— None

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

— Below Average

Other


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

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If you order the Pattie’s alone in a tray and let them know you have an allergy… we have never had issues here! Fries are supposed to be in a dedicated fryer but we don’t trust that oil isn’t recirculated so never tried fries here.

Safety


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

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Do not recommend. I got a chili which is what I usually get at any Wendy’s. Felt cruddy almost immediately. The hamburger pieces used in it where burnt, dry and rubber tasting. The rest of my family said their meals were good so maybe avoid the chili.

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?

— Not Much

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

— Poor

Gluten Intolerant

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Getting a baked potato is a hit or miss chance, but The chili and salads have saved me a few times.

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?

— None

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

— Good

Overall Rating

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You need to check the allergen listing yourself using a tablet mounted to the wall. I requested a glove change and allergen alert but suspect I got neither. However, I have celiac disease and am super sensitive and did not get sick. I had a baked potato and chicken salad.

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?

— Some

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

— Average

Celiac

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Wanted to write a recent review since the available ones are pretty old. We ate at this Wendy’s today with my 5 yr old daughter who has celiacs. They were very celiac friendly and knowledgeable of procedures that needed to be followed to prepare her food. I was very pleased and comfortable with my daughter eating there. Very thankful since most other fast food establishments and restaurants in this town are not celiac friendly at all.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Gluten Intolerant

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I've been surprised with several gluten-free options here. They use a dedicated fryer, so chili cheese fries are a safe option! They have several salad options (taco salad, most grilled chicken salads), fries, chili, baked potatoes, and frosty treats are all gluten free. I've eaten here multiple times and have never gotten sick.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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

Celiac

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Gluten free salads (if ordered without chicken or croutons) and the chili is gluten free. Website describes allergens and cross contamination sources.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

Celiac

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I’m Celiac. This was my most terrible experience yet. I tried to order a salad but they pre make all of their salads and I’m also allergic to tomatoes. So that’s a no go. The only GF salad they have btw is the taco salad. All of the other salads you have to get minus the chicken and croutons. But good luck because they’re all pre-made. Tried to get a baked potato. Couldn’t, because the didn’t have any. Couldn’t eat my fries because they didn’t change their gloves so cross contamination took that out. At this point I’m just done. I only ordered a drink to enjoy while my family ate their food. Another meal I don’t get to have with my children.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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?

— Poor

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Wheat Allergy

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I got fries, which after online research I thought wouldn’t have gluten in them, but I had a reaction after eating them. I also got a lemonade, which was delicious.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
Celiac

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On several occasions I have safely ate chili, baked potatoes, burger without buns, grilled chicken salad, taco salad, chilli chips and cheese and the frosty. I'm very sensitive to gluten and cross contamination. I'm writing this because it is so nice to have a few quick options for myself as well as my son. He loves the chili and the frosty.

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?

— Most

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

— Good

Gluten Sensitive

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I asked for items that were gluten free. The cashier asked the supervisor who directed me to their website. I read on the website that the grilled chicken is gluten-free free but could be cross contaminated because of the way it’s prepared. I’m am okay with cross contamination. They also wiped down the grill and wore gloves to prepare my breakfast. What they did not realize is that the Maple chicken is breaded with wheat flour. I assumed it was grilled chicken with maple bacon. The maple bacon is GF. I realized the chicken was breaded after I took a bite, so I chose to scrape off the breading and eat anyway. The back of my throat feels a little irritated but otherwise I am fine.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

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?

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Overall Rating

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I ordered just two hamburger patties, no bun. Asked them to change gloves. Also got a baked potato with sour cream (in separate packaging). They accommodated my request (with an almost eye roll from the cashier), but it still made me very nauseated several hours later. I am very sensitive to cross contamination, though. Not sure where the contamination came in at. I don’t usually eat fast food ever but wanted to try it to see if it could be an option in a pinch. Would not recommend it for celiacs.

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

Celiac

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Not much gf to pick from, little too no training, not very compelling.

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?

— Some

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

— Average

Overall Rating

Review


Had the Apple Salad w/ blue cheese, no chicken

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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Wendy's doesn't have a ton of gluten-free options- particularly if you're celiac- but what it has is fine. Chili, baked potatoes, and frosties are all gluten-free, and the way they are prepared presents low to no risk of cross-contamination even if the staff doesn't take any direct steps. I frequently get all three from this location, and haven't had any issues. Salads are trickier; I've not gotten one from from Wendy's, but it seems possible to order them in such a way that they'd be GF.

There are no GF sandwich options. Don't bother.

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Overall Rating

Review


This was my first time at Wendy’s since my diagnosis. The cashier said they do NOT have a dedicated fryer just for fries. I’d read online that the Wendy’s baked potato and the chili are generally safe. I was too nervous about cross contamination to try a chicken salad, for fear that they’d cut the chicken on the same board as they cut the breaded chicken (but that may be an unfounded worry). Then I found a site online that said the taco salad is safe with no modifications needed. So I tried it out. It seemed pretty safe because most things were prepackaged except the chili. The salad came with chips, two packs of sour cream, prepackaged salad with tomatoes and cheese, prepackaged salsa, and warm chili. Overall the salad was fairly good and surprisingly filling. Would I go here again? Yes. Would I come often? No, the choices are pretty limited and there’s not a convenient gluten free menu. But it’s great when the whole family is on the road and needs a quick meal.

Safety


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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Celiac

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Frys are fried in a separate oil!!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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

Overall Rating

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All of the salads & dressings are gluten free, croutons are packaged separately but the Parmesan Crisps are gluten free! You can get any burger or grilled chicken sandwich with a lettuce wrap, the chili & baked potato are gluten free, as well as the frostys! My favorite fast food place for gluten free options. I have never gotten sick, even eating fries!

Safety


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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Other


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

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These are what I get without reaction: • Burgers or GRILLED chicken sandwich as a lettuce wrap (no crispy onion burgers of course) ·Baked potatoes (cheesy bacon and chive kind are both fine ·chilli (no crackers of course) ·grilled chicken salad - they now include gluten free cheese crisps in a bag instead of croutons at some locations. • Fries - I have had a reaction from other Wendy’s locations tho, but never at this one.

Safety


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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Other


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

Overall Rating

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I asked if they had anything other than salad that was gluten free and they offered me a lettuce wrap. I got grilled chicken, it came with tomato, spinach and thousand island dressing. Great taste. New local favorite

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 takeout
Not celiac

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Baked potato and chili

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?

— Some

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

— Good

Not celiac

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Great gluten free options like fries, baked potatoes, salads, and frostys. No gluten free bun though!

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

Overall Rating

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Ordered a Apple Chicken Salad, I did not get sick. There is an online menu that tells you what allergens are in the item.

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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
Celiac

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Ordered a chili and fries. Was sick within a half hour. This location is Not gf friendly!

Overall Rating

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

Celiac

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Baked potatoes and salads are gluten free as long as you request no croutons. Unfortunately they do not have a dedicated frier for French fries, so they are not gluten free.

Celiac friendly?

No

Not celiac

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The burgers are cooked in the same kitchen as everything else but doesn’t touch gluten if requested. I don’t know if nuggets and fries are fried separately.

The burger was very good, many fast food burgers taste poor when the bread is take away, that was not the case. They also gave me enough lettuce to wrap around it, this allowed me to pick it up.

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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The staff are extremely accommodating even at the drive thru. Just tell them your order is gluten free, so no bun. They will change their gloves if you request. I don’t think the fryer is dedicated, so I avoid the fries. I thought the breakfast home fries were baked so ordered them. Apparently not. They are battered and deep fried,so I gave them to my Husband.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Dedicated fryer for fries. Staff was super knowledgeable and knew exactly what to say to make me feel confident with the fryer being separated :)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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I have celiac and have eaten here several times. The staff mashes sure that thier gloves are changed and that nithjng work gluten touches my food. I have eaten the taco salad, potatoes, chili, burger on lettuce wrap and chocolate frosties.

Celiac

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The lady taking my order had either been trained or had personal experience with celiac. She knew the grease was shared even though they had a separate fryer, so their fries are not safe. She also knew what to do when I ordered a baked potato and went straight back to tell the other employees to change gloves, make my potato first, then make the rest of the order. Without me asking many questions or telling her too much, she gave me my order and specified that the potato had been placed in its own bag. Getting a frosty is always a nice treat too. Not many gluten free options, but they were aware of what I needed!

Celiac

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Not helpful at all, referee me to their website and allergy poster. But gets two stars bc you can get a sale or baked potatoes.

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Their chili is said to be gluten free and I've never had a problem with it. They also have baked potatoes.

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Extremely understanding! The person who made my food personally came out to give it to me assuring me that she changed her gloves and it did not touch anything with gluten.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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I got a cup of chili and some fries. I had no reaction and it tasted like normal Wendy’s food. Fries and chili were both very warm, but the service wasn’t the best through the drive through.

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Shared oil and cooking surfaces - your only safe options are baked potatoes, salads, and a frosty.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Not celiac friendly. The staff didn’t know if they had any gluten free options, they referred me to the allergy chart, which involved cross-contamination,

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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They do not have a gluten-free bun option.

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Sometimes we need a quick meal in between errands and this is our favorite fast food location. I order a plain grilled chicken breast with fries. They box the chicken separately in a sealed container. I can't say for sure whether the food is prepared separately, but we've never had a reaction.

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Best options are bunless burgers, baked potatoes, and salads with no chicken. The staff are trained in how to prepare food for people with allergies. Be sure to tell them you are celiac and to mark your order with ‘ALLERGY’

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I don’t ever say it is celiac friendly because I am silent but the lady said the meat grill is separate from the bun grill. But the fries are all mixed in with the chicken nuggets. Gave me the hives looking at it. I opted for a baked potato with broccoli and chives and some butter. (Usually the broccoli is with that imitation cheese I don’t trust.) Got son a beef patty with cheese and had some corn chips in my bag as a side. Improvise when all else fails!

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I can’t speak for all the staff, but the gentleman who helped me at the register was great (wish I had gotten his name!). I ordered a salad and told him I had CD so please no croutons anywhere near my salad, and right away he understood. He mentioned that his sister had CD so he knew how important it was to control for the risk of contamination. Honestly, I could’ve cried because usually when I tell people taking my order that I have CD, I just get a blank stare. I heard him tell the people preparing my food to change their gloves and clean the area. It just made me feel so much better to know that they were taking the proper precautions. So props to Wendy’s for hiring knowledgeable employees.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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The fries and burgers (without buns) are listed as gluten free options, but the grill and fryer are not dedicated. The cashier was very friendly and helpful. The taco salad, chili and frosty’s are all gluten free, as are other salads, but watch for croutons and nut allergies (pecans).

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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At the time of this review, this location has a dedicated fryer just for fries! I’m not comfortable saying that they’re celiac safe because there’s obviously a risk of CC, but I have celiac and stop by often for a frosty and fries.

Celiac

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Baked potatoes are gluten free. Frosty is gluten free. I’ve not had issues at this location.I haven’t tried the fries, but they are supposed to be gluten free.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Food was very greasy. Not sure if this place is GF, but my stomach feels a little weird after eating the food. Do NOT eat here if you are by any means celiac or have a high intolerance for gluten.

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