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By Jefferson Adams
Published on 04/11/2014
 

As the gluten-free food industry enjoys steady growth and and rising popularity, more restaurants and food purveyors are looking to offer gluten-free items on their menus, and pizza is right at the heart of those efforts.


Celiac.com 04/11/2014 - As the gluten-free food industry enjoys steady growth and and rising popularity, more restaurants and food purveyors are looking to offer gluten-free items on their menus, and pizza is right at the heart of those efforts.

Photo: CC--inspector_81According to the report by Food Genius, pizza appears on about 40 percent of all U.S. menus. Among pizza menus, 3 percent offer a gluten-free offering.

Other highlights from the report include the fact that pizza is the second leading gluten-free dish (after salad) across all menus.

Look for these numbers to rise as the rising popularity of gluten-free food continues to drive the trend toward more gluten-free menu items.

Half of the restaurants that offer pizza do so in the $7 to $12 range. Consumers' expected value of pizza is about $8. Food Genius reports that, on average, independent pizzas are about $2 more than chain pizzas.

There was no word on the average price of gluten-free pizzas. What's your experience? Do you have viable gluten-free pizza and other food options nearby? Share your comments below.

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