Customers Forced to Show Medical Proof Before Ordering Gluten-Free Food
06 September, 2016
We’ve introduced you to outspoken Irish café owner Paul (Paulie) Stenson (pictured) before. Previously, he’s launched stinging, but tongue in cheek attacks on vegans, breastfeeding mothers, and screaming children. Now, the man from Dublin’s White Moose Café and Charleville Lodge Hotel has turned his attention to what he sees as the gluten-free ‘fad’.
In a Facebook post, Stenson says that anyone requesting gluten-free food will have to provide a doctor’s note from now on to prove they are coeliac and have to eat a coeliac diet, following an encounter with a customer who “asked us if we did gluten-free pancakes and when we asked her if she was a coeliac, she didn’t even know what the word meant.”
Predictably, it’s been met with some strong responses, but Stenson, as ever, is unrepentant about his battle against the gluten-free fad, and is yet again demonstrating his faith in the adage that all publicity is good publicity.
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