For those with egg allergies, it’s difficult to dine at restaurants and catering facilities. Many small facilities do not publish information about the ingredients they use, making it difficult to determine which dishes contain eggs and which do not. Several large chain restaurants do publish information on common allergens like eggs, soy and shellfish. These chains include Dairy Queen, Applebee’s, Ruby Tuesday, Red Lobster, P.F. Chang’s, McDonald’s, Outback Steakhouse, Romano’s Macaroni Grill, Domino’s Pizza, Longhorn Steakhouse and Chik-Fil-A.
It’s important to remember that cross-contamination can occur easily in a restaurant kitchen. Even if a restaurant advertises an egg-free dish, they cannot guarantee that it will not come into contact with eggs during preparation and cooking. If you have a severe allergic reaction to eggs, you may not want to risk ordering an “egg-free" meal. If you do decide to dine out, carry a food allergy card that lists your allergies. If you have an allergic reaction, the card will alert medical responders to your condition.