At Brigs Restaurants, we strive to serve delicious, safe food. We require every Brigs Restaurant location to have at least one ServSafe Certified manager working in the kitchen whenever we are prepping or cooking food. If you have special dietary needs, please let your server know when you place your order, and we will gladly do our best to help you enjoy a Brigs meal made just for you. While no list is complete, here is some information regarding some of the most common dietary concerns. This list does not include items that may be offered as Monthly Specials!
We use a lot of milk and cheese. There is milk and/or cream and/or butter and/or buttermilk in our Hollandaise Sauce, Ranch Dressing, Creamed Spinach, and all hot cake, waffle, and French toast batters. There is yogurt in our Raspberry Vinaigrette.
We do not add milk to our eggs for scrambling or omelettes, and we cook them in 8″ sauté pans using Zero Transfat Vegetable Oil. So, just ask us to leave the cheese out and your omelette will be dairy-free.
We do not make our grits with butter, and you may ask for us to not add it on top.
Our Shrimp ‘n Grits contain butter and cheese. Both can be omitted.
Eggs are in a lot of what we serve! However, our Shrimp & Grits, Alaskan Salmon Entree, leafy salads and most of our sandwiches can be ordered without bread, and our Egg Baskets, Royal Skillets and Benedicts without eggs or bread.
There are a lot of flour-containing foods in our kitchens. We make our pancake batters from scratch using All-Purpose flour. We cook hot cakes and French toast on our griddle and heat most of our sandwich breads on the same griddle, and we toast a lot of English muffins. There is typically a bread component to every meal we serve. So, we do not have a gluten-free kitchen by any means.
Just as when a label states, “Produced in a plant that also produces peanut products”, even though peanuts may never touch the same employees or equipment, if it’s in the plant, it’s a nut allergy hazard. No restaurant that opens and makes fresh batters with bags of wheat flour in its kitchen can promise 100% gluten-free meals!
All of our omelettes, skillets, scrambles, baskets, and salads are all intended to be gluten-free when gluten-free toast ordered. Our cooks and ServSafe certified managers are all very conscious of avoiding cross-contamination regarding meats, eggs, produce, etc. We continue to work hard on reducing gluten cross-contamination in our kitchens.
Gluten-free whole grain bread may be substituted for our French bread on orders of French Toast for $1 extra. Be aware that French Toast made using GF bread is dipped into the same batter as our French bread and cooked on the same griddle as our regular French Toast and our Hot Cakes.
We do not add MSG to any recipe or item we serve! It may be in a meat or ingredient we use. Please be sure to ask.
We do use almonds on our Almond Nutmuff and in our Ultimate Omelette (which can be omitted.)
We do not typically use any peanut products in our restaurants. However, during the months of March, 2019 and April, 2019, we will be offering peanut butter stuffed pancakes and avocado toasts. The peanut butter will be spread onto the pancakes and avocado toasts after they are placed on a plate, platter or white skillet (depending on the type of pancake). So, there will be no cross-contamination on the griddle or on any other surface. There will be the odor of peanut butter throughout the restaurant!
We use pecans in our Waldorf Salad, Pecan Pancakes, and Pecan Waffle. We do cook all of our pancakes on the same griddle and all of our waffles in the same waffle irons. so, there may be trace amounts of pecan oil from a previously cooked order of pancakes or waffles!
Sunflower Seeds are in our Brigs’ Broccoli Salad.
Onions may be omitted from any item except Brigs’ Broccoili Salad and homefries (thus all Skillets). Most of our Skillets list caramelized onions as an ingredient. Upon request, we will gladly omit any additional onions these to reduce the onion flavor.
Pork (bacon, ham, and pork sausage) may be omitted from any item on our menu. Smoked turkey is a delicious free substitution for smoked ham in some of our entrees.
Blue Crab is an ingredient in several menu items and may be omitted from any item. Brigs Restaurants do not purchase or use imitation crab in anything and it is therefore not available as a substitute for real crab.
Steamed Shrimp is also an ingredient in several menu items and may be omitted from any of them.
We use only a Zero Transfat Vegetable Oil in our fryers and sauté pans. Our French fries are Transfat Free, as is the mayonnaise we use, and all of our dressing and sauces.
Brigs Restaurants cannot guarantee that any menu item will be completely free of a particular allergen. We rely on manufacturer’s statements of ingredients which may change from time to time. Please let your server know about your food allergies in advance, and we will do our best to provide you a delicious allergen-free meal!