Safe Places to Dine – Updated frequently

Please check this list of Safe Places to Dine.

If you have places to add to the list, please do send your comments.

This is critical for the well-being of the multitudes impacted by the deleterious effects of CFLs and their emissions.

Thank you for sending in names. Let’s keep it growing!

Please patronize and thank the management of these fine establishments for making/keeping them safe.

As you browse the list of Safe Places to Dine, it is apparent that Safe Lighting is a fast-growing trend among successful restauranteurs.  If your establishment is missing from the list and has Safe (non-CFL) Lighting, please do let us know and you will get well-deserved credit on this website.  Please Note: is privately-owned and financed.  It is a privilege to give you a free listing as a way of saying “Thank you for caring”.  You have earned the respect and patronage of the many who are looking for Safe Places to Dine. is privately supported and neither seeks nor accepts any remuneration for the efforts and monies expended.

This website exists for you, all of you, who have hidden disabilities which are impacted and/or exacerbated by exposure to the deleterious emissions from CFL lighting.  

Your help in updating this listing is much appreciated by all who use it as a reference to find Safe Places to dine or stay.


If you own or operate a place of public accommodation which has safe (non-CFL) lighting, please send a comment with the name and location of your establishment.

This website is the place where you will get the credit which you deserve for your consideration and concern.




San Diego:          (Thank you, UNC Mom)

Tender Greens






Taco Bell, 2140 W. Galena Blvd (now serving breakfast).


Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant, 1702 Commons Drive, Geneva, IL  – Good pub grub and good service in a safe, CFL-free environment.

St. Charles:

Burger King, 959 S. Randall Rd., St. Charles, IL  (another fine example of Burger King management’s concern for the safety of their patrons).

Burger King management, please take note that a large number of your Greater Chicago restaurants are NOT safe – they have CFLs.   A remodeled Burger King, on Washtenaw, in Ann Arbor is no longer safe.  


Texas Roadhouse, 1950 DeKalb Avenue, Sycamore, IL





Alpha Coney Island,  422 N. Main St. (Breakfast served any time, and a great menu, plus superb Coneys)

Applebee’s, 1396 S. Main Remodeled and now have CFLs

Bob Evans,  1417 S. Main  (their good food and fine reputation speak for themselves)

Burger King,   1225 N. Main. (friendly folks and good food, fast)

Clark’s Corner, Hunt Road and Bent Oak –  Superb Pizza (try the breakfast pizza)

Fiesta Ranchera, 1675 E. U.S. Highway 223,   (Super Mexican food.  The Nachos Mexicano are superb.  The tamales are huge and super, also.)

Fricker’s,  720 S. Main, (Excellent wings & Mississippi BBQ Pizza – lots of TV Screens for your game)

Governor Croswell Tea Room & Restaurant, 125 E. Maumee, Adrian, MI  –  (It has been reported that they are. again, CFL-Free.  Thank you.)

Hooligan’s Grill, 113 East Maumee Street (a neat place with an interesting menu and a great selection of adult beverages)

Jimmy John’s, (All new LED lighting  Congratulations) 1502 W Maumee St.

McDonald’s, N. Main   (recently built entirely new; now have CFLs)

Sauce Italian Grille & Pub, 149 N. Main St. (Phone: 517-759-4757).  (A great place to enjoy excellent Italian cuisine).

Senorita’s Mexican Restaurant, 1325 N. Main St.

Taco Bell,  1106 N. Main  – Brand New, with LED Lighting.  Congratulations  (Opened on 18 February )

Red Lobster, 1420 S. Main

Tim Horton’s, S. Main & Beecher (A Canadian icon, with great coffee, too).

WOW Cafe’ & Wingery, off Charles Street, over-looking Arrington Arena on the Adrian College Campus.

Ann Arbor:

Culver’s, 5910 Jackson Road.  (Gotta try the Rueben sandwich).

Metzger’s, an Ann Arbor tradition, 305 N. Zeeb Road, at the NW corner of the Zeeb Road – I-94 exit.

Applebee’s, Carpenter Rd. Remodeled and now have CFLs

Bob Evans Restaurant,  2411 Carpenter Rd., (just South of Washtenaw)

Burger King on Washtenaw at Golfside    Remodeled and now have CFLs 

Pizza House, 618 Church St., on the U of M Campus (an up-scale pizza place) and “Safe”, also.

Red Robin, 3797 Carpenter Rd, (Pittsfield Twp).

Taco Bell, 5650 Jackson Rd.

TEXAS ROADHOUSE, 3133 Ann Arbor-Saline Road

WEBER’S INN & RESTAURANT, 3050 Jackson Road (the first place of accommodation to make this Honor Roll)

Benton Harbor:

Burger King, 1945 Pipestone Road, just off of I-94


Bob Evans Restaurant, 130 Consumers Sq.  (W of US23, N side of M50)

Taco Bell


Burger King, 10382 Highland Road (Just East of US-23)


The Hunt Club, 24 N. Howell St., Hillsdale, MI (Fantastic burger, as well as safe lighting)


Burger King, 1250 McDevitt Ave., (Vandercook Lake)  Thank you for removing the CFLs.  It is now safe.

Burger King, 1023 N. West Ave, Jackson, MI 49202

The Hunt Club, 1314 Daniel, Jackson, MI 49202 (See also Hillsdale, above)

McDonald’s, 3536 Page Avenue @US-127 Remodeled and now has CFLs

Ottawa Lake:

Burger King, 6055 US223, just west of US23


Burger King, on Michigan Ave. just west of Platt Road

Taco Bell & KFC

Tim Horton’s


Danley’s Country House, 8495 North Adrian Hwy (M-52, just South of M-50), Tecumseh, MI

Evans Street Station, 110 S. Evans Street, right in “downtown” Tecumseh, MI

Burger King

Sal’s Italian Restaurant, 1400 W. Chicago Blvd. , in the Busch’s Plaza (under new, CFL-free management)

Taco Bell


Coconuts, 4321 Michigan Avenue (US-12); Great Key West cuisine (Closed January, February, & March).  Do try it.





                      (Thank you, UNC Mom)

The Red Lobster

Longhorn Steakhouse

Mimi’s Cafe



(Thank you UNC Mom)

The Cheesecake Factory





Bowling Green:

Bob Evans Restaurant, E. Wooster at I-75

Fricker’s, E. Wooster

Burger King, Newton & Main


Bob Evans Restaurant, 6435 Centers Drive

Chili’s, 6505 Centers Drive, just West of US23, Exit 8 – good food, superb service, and a “safe” place (Re-opened, all new, 12 February 2015).


A huge “Thank You” to the management of Weber’s Inn, 3050 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor, MI.  In addition to being CFL-free, and a safe place for the multitudes who have medical issues with CFLs, they also offer four-star dining and lodging.  CONGRATULATIONS for being aware and concerned.


Evans Street Station, in Tecumseh, MI, is another notable addition to the list of Safe Places to Dine.  Thank you for providing an exquisite dining experience and  Thank You for caring.

Danley’s Country House is another addition of note, to the list of Safe Places to Dine, in the Tecumseh, MI area.  Thank you for making your friendly place available to the many with “hidden disabilities”.


Another “Thank You” to Metzger’s, an Ann Arbor, MI tradition. Located at 305 N. Zeeb Road, on the NW corner of the I-94, Zeeb Road exit.  They, also, are CFL-free and provide a very interesting selection of German food, made the way a German grandmother makes it.


Thank you to Burger King management for their concern about the safety of their guests with hidden disabilities.  As more reports come in and we travel to more places, Burger King is leading the way with safe, clean lighting. Congratulations for your Corporate Concern.  You deserve the business of appreciative guests.  More managers are telling us that they have converted from the harmful CFL’s to LED’s.  Burger King gets the vote for the best fast food and the safest lighting.  Burger King has, once again, set the standard a bit higher.

Thank you to Burger King management in Adrian, MI, on N. Main for using LED exterior lighting.


Burger King management, please note that a substantial number of your Greater Chicago area establishments have CFLs.  Please do take a clue from your Ohio and Michigan counterparts and convert to “Safe” lighting.


Thank you, also to The Hunt Club, of Hillsdale and Jackson, MI for offering excellent food and safe lighting.


Congratulations and thank you to the management of Bob Evans Restaurants.  In recent weeks, numerous Bob Evans Restaurants have been reported to have changed to Safe Lighting.  This lists enumerates the ones which have been confirmed to have updated.  Your spirit of co-operation and concern for those with hidden disabilities is deeply appreciated.  A leading Physiatrist, Owen Z. Perlman, M.D., has stated that he believes there are more people affected by the deleterious emissions from CFLs than are in wheelchairs. Your caring and concern broadens the marketplace for your fine vittles.  It is fun to, again, enjoy the hospitality of Bob Evans Restaurants.


Check out the WOW Cafe’ & Wingery, in Adrian, MI.  It is adjacent to Arrington Ice Arena, on the beautiful campus of Adrian College.  Thank you for being sensitive to the lighting issues thereby allowing folks with hidden disabilities to enjoy your establishment.


UNC Mom had this to say about the Marriott Hotel chain:

“Also, the Marriott hotels in general have been helpful in disability reasonable accommodation requests prior to reservation to change at least a portion of room lighting to alternative to florescents, such as warm LED, natural light, decorative clear or pink incandescents 40 watt, which are still available for purchase under one of the exceptions.

Unfortunately I still have to carry a two to four pack of incandescents purchased before the defacto ban became effective, with me when I travel as a backup. When I showed family the letter from doctor requesting this reasonable alternative lighting disability accommodation, they have now switched out their lighting. I also had to insist that lighting be changed before I could come and visit. Emerging health issues that blend with technology such as this will take years to reach mainstream understanding according to my physician son. This site is a great resource to speed that process up. Thanks!”

Thank you to UNC Mom, for her encouragement, help, and suggestions.

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