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More Restaurant Chains Recognizing Gluten-Free Needs


People living with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity (‘gluten sensitivity’) know just how difficult dining out can be.  Gluten-free options are not always available, but more options may be popping up on menus.  A recent report from SpenDifference, a restaurant chain supply company, showed that 52% of chain restaurants surveyed plan to expand their gluten-free menu options this year.

Maryanne Rose, President and CEO of SpenDifference, doesn’t think the demand for gluten-free foods will shrink any time soon.  “There’s a growing demand for low-calorie and gluten-free menu items that will be with us for a long time,” she CEO told Pizza Marketplace.

According to the survey, low-calorie and organic options will also be more widely available at restaurant chains. 

Safe gluten-free food preparation is essential for the celiac disease and gluten sensitive communities and more is involved than simply using gluten-free ingredients.  That’s why the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) encourages restaurants offering a gluten-free menu to seek proper training through a program like GREAT Kitchens.   

Visit Pizza Marketplace to learn more about the results of the chain restaurant survey.


Complete our Celiac Disease Symptoms Checklist today to find out if you could have celiac disease and how to talk to your doctor about getting tested.