Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Chain Restaurants for Celiacs

I found this great article on the work Uno's is doing to serve gluten-free food, here is an excerpt:

Uno Chicago Grill is the nation's first casual dining chain to offer a gluten-free pizza, currently testing the new menu item in its Northeastern Region. The new pizza debuts during Gluten- Free Diet Awareness Month (November) and has received a very positive reaction from guests who suffer from celiac disease, which affects approximately 1 percent of the population.

Uno Chicago Grill, recently lauded as America's Healthiest Chain Restaurant , has added cheese and pepperoni pizzas to what is already one of the most extensive gluten-free menus available for a casual dining chain. This is good news to the estimated three million Americans diagnosed with celiac disease, as well as an additional seven million Americans who have a wheat intolerance or allergy and rely on gluten-free foods. While awareness of celiac disease is rising, an estimated 97 percent of those who have it remain undiagnosed....

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