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It came to my attention today that the card that my doctor provided post-surgery is good at some restaurants for discounted meals. Participating restaurants will also allow the server to sell children’s menu items to card-holders. I was totally unaware of this until today and wondered what experiences others may have to share. A quick Google search showed me that red lobster and Olive Garden participate in this program. The OP whom I read this from said she used it at Fogo de Chow To get half price meal ($25 as a post to $50) by providing proof of bariatric surgery.

If you are aware of any other national chain restaurants (or Florida restaurants, in my case !) that honor the bariatric card and offer a reduced cost meals, would you mind sharing in the comments? Thank you!!

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Wow I didn't think of using it at Red Lobster or Olive Garden! Thanks for posting! I used to love going to Fogo as well but only on special occasions as it can get SUPER expensive.

I like using my card at HuHot Mongolian Grill. Its great for meats and veggies but you have to be careful about sugar laden sauces.

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I didn't get a card. I didn't know such a thing existed. Is this something my surgeon can provide to me?

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15 minutes ago, Everythinganna said:

It came to my attention today that the card that my doctor provided post-surgery is good at some restaurants for discounted meals. Participating restaurants will also allow the server to sell child size portions to card-holders. I was totally unaware of this until today and wondered what experiences others may have to share. A quick Google search showed me that red lobster and Olive Garden participate in this program. The OP whom I read this from said she used it at Fogo de Chow To get half price meal ($25 as a post to $50) by providing proof of bariatric surgery.

If you are aware of any other national chain restaurants (or Florida restaurants, in my case !) that honor the bariatric card and offer a reduced cost meals, would you mind sharing in the comments? Thank you!!

Thank you! I thought it was only good for children's meals and I'm not a big fan of chicken nuggets. I didn't realize you could just get a smaller portion.

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2 minutes ago, Orchids&Dragons said:

Thank you! I thought it was only good for children's meals and I'm not a big fan of chicken nuggets. I didn't realize you could just get a smaller portion.

Don’t use me as a resource I just found out about it this morning! Ha ha. But sounds like the Brazilian steakhouse only charges half because they are aware that a bariatric patient won’t eat anywhere near $25 worth of food, much less $50! I was fascinated by that!

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4 minutes ago, GradyCat said:

I didn't get a card. I didn't know such a thing existed. Is this something my surgeon can provide to me?

I guess you would have to ask your surgeon. They gave me one but no one told me what it was for. Really the restaurants just require proof of bariatric surgery. So I guess if you don’t want to walk around with a bunch of papers they give you the card instead...

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Anyone have a picture of the card that they could post for Grady?

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Wait, never mind, I found mine. This is the back. The front has my name on it and surgery date

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Our's doesn't have a card like that. :( Thanks for the head's up!

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I plan to ask my doctor about this when I can eat things a little more than just super soft foods. I met him today for my first post-op session but I see him again August 8th.

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I have a card as well I thought it only entitled me to kids meals. Thanks for the heads up!

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Wait, never mind, I found mine. This is the back. The front has my name on it and surgery date
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Wow yours is fancier than mine. Too late to hey up and get it for a photo op. [emoji58]

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