Chick-fil-A® announced today the addition of a new Gluten-Free Bun.
The addition comes in response to customers’ requests for more gluten-free/sensitive options on the menu. The new bun, which is now available in restaurants nationwide, comes individually packaged and can be ordered with any of Chick-fil-A’s sandwich offerings. The new bun has 150 calories and costs an additional $1.15.
The Gluten-Free Bun is made with premium ingredients, including ancient grains quinoa and amaranth. It is enriched with vitamins and minerals and is lightly sweetened with molasses and raisins. The Gluten-Free Bun rolls out nationwide following successful tests in three cities across the country in 2016.
Data shows roughly 18 million Americans have a gluten sensitivity or preference. Chick-fil-A is one of the few quick-service restaurants to offer a gluten-free bun.
“We know our customers are looking for more gluten-sensitive alternatives. They asked, and we listened,” said Leslie Neslage, senior consultant of menu development at Chick-fil-A. “We heard positive feedback in test markets that the bun tastes better than some other gluten-free breads. That’s because instead of rice flower, we’ve made the bun with more premium ingredients like quinoa and amaranth. Our hope is that the Gluten-Free Bun addition opens up options for gluten-sensitive customers to enjoy more of our menu.”
In test markets, the Gluten-Free Bun was most commonly ordered with the Grilled Chicken Sandwich and the Grilled Chicken Deluxe Sandwich.
The new bun has 150 calories and costs an additional $1.15.
While individually packaged and certified free of gluten, guests will be required to assemble their own sandwiches to reduce risk of cross-contamination. Chick-fil-A kitchens are not gluten-free.
For more information on the Gluten-Free Bun and other gluten-free options at Chick-fil-A, please visit www.chick-fil-a.com/glutenfree.
In other news, Chick-fil-A announced their 13th annual Cow Appreciation Day with free entrees is set for Tuesday, July 11, 2017. For more information see our story, Chick-fil-A Cow Day July 11
About Chick-fil-A (from Wikipedia)
Chick-fil-A is an American fast food restaurant chain headquartered in the Atlanta suburb of College Park, Georgia, specializing in chicken sandwiches. Founded in 1946, it has been associated with the Southern United States, where it has become a cultural icon.
Chick-fil-A has more than 2,00 restaurants. Unlike most fast food restaurants and retail chain stores, all Chick-fil-A restaurants are closed for business on Sunday.