Chick-fil-A is currently testing a gluten-free bun for its grilled chicken sandwich, its gluten-free patty option. Since Chick-fil-A restaurant kitchens are not gluten-free environments, the buns are individually packaged and sealed at the supplier before they are shipped to restaurants.
Despite the care taken in ensuring the gluten-free buns are not contaminated, the same precautions are not taken for the rest of the ingredients, which may be cause for concern for those with celiac disease.
The buns are being tested at select restaurants in Idaho, Seattle, and Jackson, for a limited time. Chick-fil-A is testing this particular menu item in response to customer inquiries about gluten-free menu options. The chain has listed menu items “for those customers who wish to minimize their intake of gluten,” however it makes clear that it “cannot ensure that our restaurant environment or any menu item will be completely free of gluten.”
Customers who order the gluten-free bun must pay an additional $1.15, reports Brand Eating.
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