We spent quite a few days on the road over the summer, where we had to eat in restaurants with a child on a GFCFSF+++ diet. If I had a dollar for every time we got MORE than two hamburger patties in a box, I could pay for some therapy. When I say "NO CHEESE, NO TOPPINGS," that is exactly what I MEAN!!! At one fast food place of the Golden Arches variety, the employee took the patties to the back and scraped the cheese off and gave them back to me. DUH. I could have done that -- I brought them back to you to get CLEAN ones that had not been touched by cheese.
The problem exists at restaurants where you sit and give your order to a waiter or waitress, too.
I am frustrated when I explain the allergy situation to wait staff, stress the importance of a PLAIN pattie, and have the meat come to the table with seasonings and/or cheese. Arg.
At Steak & Shake, the sliders are seasoned with some sort of seasoning salt, which the wait staff failed to explain to me. Double arg.
What restaurants need is a NAME for a PLAIN, BUNLESS HAMBURGER PATTIE for those of us who don't want the bun or cheese or toppings.
I don't care WHAT you call it, but PLEASE, restaurants, put SOMETHING on the menu that is CODE to the chefs in the kitchen that means NO BUN, NO CHEESE, JUST THE PATTIE.