Today I went to a luncheon at a local restaurant. As a group, we had checked to see if they would have gluten free items for us at lunch. We were told (twice, by the way) that there would be a gluten free option. When I arrived, I spoke to the owner and asked about gluten free options and the answer was “The salad is gluten free”.
Now, if I had a dime for every time I heard that, I would be pretty well off. Lettuce is gluten free. What a concept. I bet next you’ll be telling me that carrots are.
The problem was that it was so non chalant, like I didn’t matter as a consumer. I explained to him that two of our membership had inquired so that we could make sure anyone that needed to be gluten free would be taken care of. He responded that there were gluten free menu items but only the lettuce salad would be gluten free so I asked about the dressing, which was.
My issues were as follows: 1. If you tell a group that there will be gluten free options, please stick by that. I realize that salad is easy but it’s not the lunch I pay for. 2. Don’t be non chalant about it. This is something real, not something that I choose to do, and would much rather eat like a normal person.
All in all, this isn’t the first time I’ve had a run in with this place and will try to go there as little as possible.