We just got one here and took our girls there recently. A perfect example...Buffalo Wild Wings. Burger King and McDonalds use a ‘vegetable blend’ (30 % peanut oil, 70% canola oil) for deep frying. Most restaurants are using peanut oil blends for frying (my step-son is a chef in D.C.), so you have most likely ingested peanut oil and not known it. cold pressed peanut oil IS BAD, there is a lot of peanut protein in it and IS NOT safe for PA. I'm in Canada. I've gotten most of my family and friends in the habit of calling ahead to places we're scheduled to go to - that way we can ask the manager/chefs and not a "flakey" waitstaff person who's just interested in the tip you leave. It must have been refined oil, but we decided to stop going there since you never know when they'll change to a different brand of oil that isn't ok. The restaurant in the Southern Hills Marriot in Tulsa, OK use peanut oil in the hotel kitchen. Cathy Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), 21 Most Popular Curbside Pickup Restaurants + How It…, Where to Find Castor Oil in Grocery Stores:…, Fast-Food Restaurants That Use Peanut Oil, Fast-Food Restaurants That Use Other Peanut Products, Fast-Food Restaurants That Don’t Use Any Peanut Products, exempts labeling highly-refined peanut oil as an allergen, Click “Nutritional Info” at the bottom of the Hardee’s menu, 21 Most Popular Curbside Pickup Restaurants + How It Works at Each, Where to Find Castor Oil in Grocery Stores: Availability & Aisles Explained, 25 Places That Will Sell You a Bag of Ice (Cube and/or Crushed), Where to Buy Reverse Osmosis Water (In-Store or Delivery), Where to Buy Dry Ice: 25 Places (In-Store & for Delivery), Where Do Kids Eat Free (On Fridays or Other Days)? So many wonderful recipes call for peanut butter. Some have eaten food that's been fried in highly refrined peanut oil and have been fine, some haven't been fine. In one case, DD had been eating tortillas cooked in peanut oil and had no reaction. I've found that many restaurants don't have a clue what kind of oil they use - and will tell me I can't eat there because they aren't sure. Some on here report they've eaten there without incident. i had never even looked at it that way. Some on here trust it, some don't. I find myself forgetting to "re-ask" at places that we've grown comfortable with; kind of like how I sometimes grab packages of cookies or whatever that I "know" are safe. Our content does not substitute a professional consultation. If you require more information or need assistance please contact us. [This message has been edited by Momcat (edited July 09, 2006).]. We have run into peanut oil at asian and mexican restaurants. When we visit family in the Southern states, I would say more than not, at least in again in our experience they use it. I agree with Corinne, I find peanut oil more often in restaurants in the South. While vegetable oil is usually a combination of corn and soybean oil, it can also contain other non-animal oils, including peanut. One restaurant nearby us uses it because they make their own potato fries (thin wedges). A number of years ago, I found that a snack shack at a zoo nearby (Stone Zoo, MA) used peanut oil. You can, however, order grilled chicken — and the famous waffle fries are cooked in canola oil. Is it cold-pressed? Many of these chains are franchises. I *always* ask what oil they fry in, specifically "what kind/blend of vegetable oil" and always have the server/manager/chef go in the back and look at the container for the label and warnings. Maybe that is why we have bumped into peanut oil issues more often lately. We normally do not eat out very often, but we have our house on the market and the showings seem to always take place over the dinner hour.