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princesscolon
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   Posted 3/6/2008 8:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I know some of you say diet doesn't affect your UC and this question is not for you.  I am asking the people with the sensitive tummys like me...  I'd have to say Subway seems to be the most agreeable for me.  Strangely I have found that Quizno's always upsets my guts.  I haven't really found any other restaurants I can handle... maybe they use too many preservatives confused ?  So where else do you all eat out without having to run to the bathroom afterwards?
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   Posted 3/6/2008 8:57 AM (GMT -7)   
That's interesting because Subway has about the worst quality of food of any sandwich chain! Low quality is the equivalent of added chemicals and preservatives.

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   Posted 3/6/2008 9:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Don't say its so Sue! I love Subway!
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GardenerJames
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   Posted 3/6/2008 9:04 AM (GMT -7)   
I found subway to be the best for me also, at least as fast food goes. I used to get the teriyaki chicken sub.
I also found going to a Teriyaki place seems to be good too, cause you get lots of white rice. I have to skip the salad though cause the dressing doesn't settle well with me.
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   Posted 3/6/2008 9:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Subway was a big fall back for me when I was flaring. Plain white bread, turkey, and cheddar. I could eat that when I couldn't eat anything else! However, now I can hardly stomach it...

I really like Quiznos as well, but typically don't use any of their sauces. Usually just meat, a bit of onion and mushroom, and cheese.

Usually it's whatever I can think of eating without the thought of eating making me ill!

My new fav is Einsteins bagels - an asiago cheese bagel with garden veggie cream cheese. I'll eat about two a day!
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memmie25
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   Posted 3/6/2008 9:46 AM (GMT -7)   
i love subway, but its a bit of a strange one for me i can eat it and not need to rush to the bathroom, which is a bonus but within an hour or so after eating it i am curled up in awful pain. subway use reformed meat so i think it has something to do with that maybe x

weedlewub
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   Posted 3/6/2008 1:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I can't have Subway - all of the preservatives are murder on my system.
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lemonhead
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   Posted 3/6/2008 2:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I like chipolte and panera. just the meat and cheese at both. Chipotle has great chicken, and yiou can get it (at least at the one by me) with very light seasoning. Also, Jersey mikes sub shop, plain white bread, turkey and and cheese. And we had a bagel shop here SKips bagels that has the best cinnamon raisin bagels with walnut raisin cream cheese!!! Yummmm
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UCinGV
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   Posted 3/6/2008 3:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow. Subway was the first thing to come to my mind when I saw this thread.
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princesa
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   Posted 3/6/2008 4:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I rarely do any fast food anymore besides Taco Bell. My favorite UC friendly restaurants are Dixie Cafe and Cracker Barrel for comfort food.
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BTC
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   Posted 3/6/2008 6:42 PM (GMT -7)   
My husband loves Red Robin and we went there last week. I got a plain hamburger, no cheese (I can't have it), lettace and tomato. They have both white and wheat buns. I didn't put on any mayo or the onions that I love to make it milder. I did have a couple of their totally delicious home fries and had no problems the next day. I think they're meat is very high quality. I love the salad bar a Ruby Tuesday but had such a bad bathroom emergency the last time that I don't know if I can go back there. Those salad bars are so easy to be contaminated - probably doesn't affect most folks but when your immune system is compromised it makes a difference. Also, I've had Arby's a couple times and it didn't cause any problems.

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   Posted 3/6/2008 7:21 PM (GMT -7)   

BTC, I was actually at Red Robin today (a treat after a long time, especially as I've been avoiding eating bread) and had their charbroiled boca burger - not bad and healthy too.  I'm vegetarian, so most of the stuff they serve at these places ends up being a 'bit' healthier than the rest of the fare.

Panera's soups are fresh and light and they make a decent Greek salad.
 
Chipotle didn't go down well the last time I had it, so I won't be going back there too soon.
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kb5
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   Posted 3/6/2008 7:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I went to Red Robin yesterday! Such good burgers! Subway is belly friendly for me but I prefer Jimmy Johns ham and cheese (#1 or #7, light or no mayo) I love their bread!
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blueclassring
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   Posted 3/6/2008 7:36 PM (GMT -7)   
i'll do any buffet and stick with the baked chicken and steak, steamed vegetables, and just about any seafood. anything else is out. salad is okay now!!!!!!!!
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julee70
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   Posted 3/6/2008 8:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Japanese restaurants are always a good option when I'm flaring. As someone else said, rice is good! Also, I can get some reasonably plain dish like teriyaki salmon or chicken.

At an Italian restaurant, you can always order pasta with just oil and garlic even if it's not on the menu. No chef has ever turned me down. That's what I order if I want to avoid sauces.

The funny thing about the Subway vs Quiznos debate, is that I also think that Subway is easier on my stomach! It might be because I get tempted to try stuff I don't normally eat at Quiznos. And they have all those free pickles.
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princesscolon
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   Posted 3/6/2008 9:21 PM (GMT -7)   
julee70 said...
The funny thing about the Subway vs Quiznos debate, is that I also think that Subway is easier on my stomach! It might be because I get tempted to try stuff I don't normally eat at Quiznos. And they have all those free pickles.

 LOL How funny.  I never thought of how I load those little containers full of their pickles and eat them like crazy!  That probably doesn't help... Now I'll have to try Red Robin when I am feeling better.  Japanese food sounds great right now, the only ones I know of here are expensive, though.  I get sushi to go at least once a week. Yum.
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   Posted 3/7/2008 5:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Personally, I a huge fan of Applebee's and Red Lobster :) If my gut is in turmoil, the baked salmon with rice at Red Lobster is super soothing. And I absolutely LOVE the orange chicken bowl at Applebee's.
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princesa
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   Posted 3/7/2008 8:11 AM (GMT -7)   
I loved Applebee's chicken/walnut/apple salad - although that's not something I'd eat while flaring. I hate they took it off the menu.
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