Answered on Aug 08th, 2013 at 12:53 AM
I've had this type of question before, but usually along the lines of "I didn't know..." But you went ahead and asked, and got confirmation, that it did not have the items to which you were allergic, when in fact it did. Even more, it is not the situation where the restaurant manager could say, "Well, we didn't know there was cashew oil in the duck sauce" since he acknowledged that there were cashews in the salad. So: you asked if there were cashews in the salad, they said there were not, when there actually were. That's fraud, deceptive business practice, maybe a breach of implied warranty under the Uniform Commercial Code and negligence. You were not injured much, but you have a legitimate concern. There was a girl who died recently from a bar cookie that had chocolate peanut butter frosting on it. You may find a lawyer who would be willing to write a couple of letters and make a couple of phone calls, not a full-on lawsuit, to see if he/she can get a modest settlement for you.