Chick-fil-A created a new gluten free option for customers, but is one that comes with a price.
On June 19, Chick-fil-A announced that they will be adding a gluten free bun to their menu.
According to Business Insider, “Each bun will cost customers an extra $1.15, and contain 150 calories.” The bun will come pre-packaged, so when you order it, it’ll be on the side. This was done to eliminate cross-contamination. Chick-fil-A kitchens aren’t very gluten free friendly, so having gluten free buns prepackaged is the safest option.
As well, customers are expected to put their own sandwiches together. The good news though is that the buns are celiac friendly. They are made of molasses, quinoa, amaranth, and raisins. Yes, you heard correctly, no corn or rice ingredients included.
Chick-fil-A’s gluten free buns were tested last year in 3 cities across the U.S. The results came back successful and are now available throughout the nation.
The addition of the gluten free bun was brought about by customers. Many customers were asking for more gluten free options and Chick-fil-A made it happen. “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.
The buns are also known to have better taste than most gluten free bread that has been available up to this point. To really know if this is true though, you’ll have to go out and try the new bun.