Chick-fil-A offers gluten-free buns in US
US-based restaurant chain Chick-fil-A has added gluten-free bun to its menu to meet the growing demand of consumers for gluten-free products.
The new bun contains 150 calories and costs an additional $1.15. It comes individually packed and sold across all Chick-fil-A restaurants in the country.
The gluten-free bun has been produced using ingredients such as ancient grains such as quinoa and amaranth.
It is claimed to be enriched with vitamins and minerals and is lightly sweetened with molasses and raisins.
Chick-fil-A senior menu development consultant Leslie Neslage said: "We know our customers are looking for more gluten-sensitive alternatives. They asked, and we listened.
“We heard positive feedback in test markets that the bun tastes better than some other gluten-free bread.
“Our hope is that the gluten-free bun addition opens up options for gluten-sensitive customers to enjoy more of our menu."
The bun was introduced after it was successfully tested in three cities across the country last year.
Apart from Chick-fil-A, restaurants such as Shake Shack and Red Robin offer similar options to its customers, reported Fortune.
NBC reported that McDonald’s restaurants in the Netherlands is also conducting tests on gluten-free buns.
According to the Celiac Disease Center at the University of Chicago Medicine, around three million people in the US are suffering with celiac disease.
Chick-fil-A has more than 2,100 restaurants in 46 states and Washington, DC.
Image: Chick-fil-A introduces new gluten-free bun. Photo: courtesy of Chick-fil-A.