Chick-fil-A recently announced that it has begun testing gluten-free buns at several locations in Mississippi, Idaho and Washington. With more and more consumers reducing their gluten intake, this initiative demonstrates an effort to cater to those adhering to specialty diets.
The new gluten-free buns from Chick-fil-A are specially designed for those who suffer from celiac disease or gluten sensitivities. While the company has not revealed exactly what the buns are made of, they come individually wrapped so customers can be sure they have not come into contact with the regular sandwich buns. Customers will also have to pay an extra $1.15 for the buns if they opt for the gluten-free variety.
Although Chick-fil-A does not have designated gluten-free prep areas, the option to order gluten-free buns represents a major step forward in the brand's effort to reach a broader range of consumers.