In preparation for an upcoming road trip, I compiled a list of some "safe" restaurants. (They are linked to their respective allergen information pages.)
*A & W's
*Jack in the Box
*Long John Silver's
Some of these places serve peanuts in their desserts. Even if a dessert does not have peanuts, I stay away from it due to the risk of cross contamination. Some of the salads contain tree nuts as well if that is a concern (we avoid them).
My rule of thumb for fast food is that if I can see their preparation area and it appears that the desserts are far away from the burger and fries prep area and cleanliness standards appear to be high, I will allow Tyler to eat there. I also recommend wiping the seat and table down before eating just in case.
Restaurants (always tell your server about the PA when ordering so the chef is aware)
*Red Lobster ( I spoke with the manager at our local one)
*Red Robin (While I don't have a link w/ allergen info I have read in multiple places they have a peanut allergy menu!! We plan to try it out on our trip and I will post a review!!)
Again, stay away from desserts, even if they are appear peanut free.
*Chuck E Cheese
Stay away from desserts here, too.
Absolute No-No places for us:
*Chick fil a (fry in peanut oil)
*Chili's (multiple peanut desserts, plus they put PB in chili, which puts it way too close to food Tyler might eat.)
*Dairy Queen (sign at our local store states not to eat there if you are PA)
*Ice cream place of any kind (risk of cross contamination is too high)
If you know of other "safe" places, please leave a comment or send me an e-mail.