Note: If you go to a place to eat, especially one you are not familiar with the menus and items, and you have an allergy to something that you could potentially run into in this place,(say, GLUTEN in a BAKERY CAFE or maybe MAYO in a SANDWICH place)
IT is in your best interests to TELL THE PERSON taking your order that you have this allergy and to see if what you want has said allergen in it.
- assume we know(we are not psychics)
- expect us to ask right off the bat(because we cannot possibly ask every single patron if they have an allergy they’d like to declare)
- ACT LIKE IT IS OUR FAULT that there is an allergen on your food when you did not state that you had an allergy in the first place
- ask questions (“what is on *item*?” Is there any X on *item*?” ETC ETC)
- we’re cashiers that is what we’re here for
I’ve seen it happen twice now that people don’t find the need to tell us about their allergies until after their food is made for them. You’d think people would be more careful about things they’re allergic to…