A couple of weekends ago, I was having a girl’s day with my mom and sister for my birthday. Before going shopping, we decided to get lunch, which is wise because I tend to get hangry. I don’t do it on purpose, it just happens. Fun fact: I’m currently wearing a shirt that has Stitch on it that says HANGRY above his head. My family knows me well.
To keep Hangry Hulk from making an appearance when we were celebrating my born day, we decided to go to Wayback Burgers. There’s a location not far from us that we had passed a few times before (it also happens to be next to Which Wich; check out what to order there). We figured they’d have something Nikki could eat and decided to go without consulting their Allergen Info. Had we done that, I’m not sure that we would’ve gone. Back to that in a moment.What to order at @waybackburgers if you have dietary restrictions. Click To Tweet
If you’re not familiar with Wayback Burgers, they were formed in Connecticut in 1991. According to their Facebook page, they are known for their burgers and thick, hand-dipped milkshakes. With 100 locations across 24 states, you’re likely to come across one while traveling. If you’re traveling abroad, you may also find one if you’re in the Middle East, or Northern Africa. They’re also planning expansions in Argentina, Canada, Mexico, and Pakistan.
As soon as we got there, Nikki asked her normal questions: “Are your fries gluten- and soy-free?”and “do you have gluten-free buns?” The guy working the register checked with the kitchen staff to get these answers. “No” was the answer to both questions. He did offer to give her a lettuce bun. She was only able to order hamburger patties. I order a cheeseburger with pickles and ketchup (my standard preference for burgers) and my mom ordered the Carolina Burger. We split an order of fries.
Nikki’s burger came out and it wasn’t on a lettuce bun. It was simply served in a fry box. She decided not to ask for lettuce and it can sometimes make the burger soggy. Despite the fact that there was no lettuce, Nikki did think the burger tasted good. However, it wasn’t filling whatsoever and there was nothing else for her to eat. According to their allergen info, their burgers contain soy. Luckily, Nikki didn’t experience any stomach discomfort. That being said, we likely will not frequent Wayback Burgers because their aren’t enough options for her.
For those of you with dietary restrictions, you may want to scroll past this section.
The Carolina Burger is a regional menu option. It consists of American cheese, slaw, chili, onions, and mustard. My mom was a fan.
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