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Chef Calls Out Customers Who 'Fake' Food Allergies At Restaurants

By Mark Pygas

Patrick Friesen, the head chef of Queen Chow in Enmore, Australia, has a problem with people with food allergies. That problem being that most people who say they have an allergy at his restaurant don't. According to Friesen, every day, he has customers that claim they have allergies when they're actually just dieting, or claiming they have a gluten allergy because they're trying to eat less bread.

You can imagine the confusion when someone with a "gluten allergy" asks for no bread, but orders something else that has gluten in it. And Friesen believes that this trend is causing issues for people with actual allergies.