This week, more rotisserie chicken was on my dine out menu. Seems like I am on a chicken kick these last two blog posts.
We were so busy at work last week that we didn’t have time to break for lunch. So we decided to order in and work through lunch. There are limited delivery options available where my office is located so it came down to the usual fast food options, pizza delivery, sub sandwich take out, or Swiss Chalet. Unfortunately we are not blessed with stellar food delivery options in the neighbourhood. If we had gone for pizza or sub sandwiches I would have been completely out of luck. Too great an allergy risk. I mean how do you make a pizza dairy free? Its *meant* to have cheese on it…its a pizza after all.
In the end, we decided on Swiss Chalet. So off to the website I went to check out what I could eat. I’ve eaten at Swiss Chalet before and I knew that the rotisserie chicken should be allergy safe for me. But I was very impressed with their website and how they provide a search function that allows you to search by common allergens* . You simply use their Allergy Guide to pick the food ingredients/items that you are allergic to and the search engine lists every item on their menu that is free of those allergens. Pure genius. Other restaurants could learn something from Swiss Chalet!
I was surprised at how many things were actually dairy-egg-nut free on their menu. Forty-five items, including a dessert (apple pie), the baked So my options were not only limited to the roast chicken! Regardless of the list of safe items, I decided on the quarter rotisserie chicken, with fries, a whole grain bread roll and Swiss Chalet gravy…yes…all dairy-egg-nut free, even the roll. because once in a while who doesn’t like to indulge?
Swiss Chalet might be a good option for families that have kids with allergies. The Allergy Guide certainly takes away some of the dine-out anxiety that is a serious concern for parents with allergic kids.
*The list of allergens listed in the Swiss Chalet Allergy Guide :peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, shellfish, soy,sulphites, sesame, gluten, fish.