UNO CHICAGO GRILL® ROLLS OUT GLUTEN-FREE PIZZA NATIONALLY

According to a press release I received it seems that you will be able to find gluten free pizza across the country.  Here is what they said:

Following a highly successful market test, Uno Chicago Grill® will offer its new, gluten-free pizza nationally.  Uno® is the first national casual dining chain to offer a gluten-free pizza and received very positive feedback from guests who suffer from celiac disease, which affects approximately one percent of the population1.   

In fact, word-of-mouth reaction from the gluten-free community during the northeastern market test prompted the company to advance the timetable for a national roll-out.

“Food allergies are a very serious, sometimes life-threatening, issue for many Americans,” notes Uno CEO Frank Guidara.  “Pizza is our signature product, and we wanted to offer a gluten-free pizza so all of our guests could enjoy it when dining at Uno.”
 
“Consumer reaction was so positive, and the chatter so strong on gluten-free blogs and websites, that our restaurants began receiving requests to carry the new pizza,” noted Richard Hendrie, senior vice president, marketing, Uno Chicago Grill.  “Because the demand was so strong, we decided to pull out all the stops to get the gluten-free pizza into our 200 plus locations as quickly as possible.”

Uno has added gluten-free cheese and pepperoni pizzas to what is already one of the most extensive gluten-free menus available for a casual dining chain.  The company’s gluten-free menu has 20 items ranging from entrées, salads, sides and desserts.  For guest convenience and safety, Uno clearly labels menu items with ingredients that are linked to the most common food allergies, such as fish/shellfish, soy, tree nuts/peanuts, egg, milk and wheat/gluten.  Diners can also preview the menu and nutritional information online via the company’s website at www.unos.com.

I have not eaten at an Uno’s for many years so I was not even aware they had a gluten free menu.  I may check this out.  If you have experience with this restaurant chain, please leave a comment.  Thank you.

2 Responses to UNO CHICAGO GRILL® ROLLS OUT GLUTEN-FREE PIZZA NATIONALLY

  1. Kim January 28, 2009 at 4:29 am #

    I had the pleasure of eating the GF Pizza at Uno's the other night! It was awesome!
    You can read more about it here: http://glutenfreeislife.wordpress.com/2009/01/25/

  2. Diane Eblin January 28, 2009 at 6:12 am #

    Kim- Thank you for sharing. It sounds like you had a great experience. I only wish I could eat dairy. If you eat from the rest of their gluten free menu please share that too. Thank you- Diane

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