Though Victoria is not a fan of fast food to begin with, I always ask when I go to Burger Joints if one could bring their own bun due to wheat sensitivities. 8 out of 10 times I get this look from staff, something similar to "WTF?"
When I am in the mood, I confuse them even further, just to see how well trained they are in general. Funny, actually. Including many of the managers.
This would make a great Blog. "What the Manager said..." They stumble bad. using corporation speak which makes no sense. In the end, they are all afraid. Of Issues. And I understand that. But still, it's funny.
South Street Burger, brought to us by the same company that makes those very tasty NY Fries in the mall, is located at the Cross Iron Mall in NE Calgary. That huge Mall that is only busy on Sundays it seems. Ghost town yesterday (Thursday).
Finally stopped in, looked at their really nice condiment bar with all those different toppings you can choose from. All fresh, all good, all nice. Hormone free 1/3lb Burger with fries.
The Burgers are grilled fresh to order, which is always nice. While I waited, of course I had to ask about those pesky Celiacs and if they could bring their own Buns.
SURPRISE! The dude knew what I was talking about. He immediately said that people can bring, and in fact already do bring their own Buns, they will fix up the Burger on a separate tray, etc.
Impressed. Very impressed.
I wonder if any of you ever ask that question, or if any of you Celiacs already take your own Buns to Wendy's or Burger King?
I know Dave, from Ben's Meats in Edmonton, takes a GF PATISSERIE Hamburger Bun to a wendy's near him.
Victoria also told me that one of her regular patrons toasts her GF PATISSERIE Bun at home, takes it with her and this way gets a 100% gluten free Burger! BRILLIANT.
Here is a place that I can recommend. South Street Burger.
SOUNDS GOOD TO ME
HELLO, EMPTY MALL.
ACTUALLY A GREAT BURGER
FOR LESS THAN RODEO BURGER