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    Chick-fil-A Debuts New Gluten-free Sandwich Bun

    Reviewed and edited by a celiac disease expert.

    Chicken chain Chic-fil-A has introduced a new gluten-free bun option.

    Chick-fil-A Debuts New Gluten-free Sandwich Bun - Chic-fil-A has introduced its new gluten-free bun. Photo: CC--M01229
    Caption: Chic-fil-A has introduced its new gluten-free bun. Photo: CC--M01229

    Celiac.com 07/07/2017 - Fast food chain Chic-fil-A chain has announced the launch of a gluten-free bun. This means that people with celiac disease can now enjoy something like the full Chick-fil-A experience.

    Made from quinoa and amaranth, the 150-calorie buns will cost an extra $1.15, according to a report by Fortune magazine, which also noted that patrons must assemble the sandwich themselves to lessen the risk of cross-contamination.



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    Still, this will likely come as welcome news to the multitudes of celiac sufferers, many of whom doubtless love the popular chicken purveyor.

    Chick-fil-A has gotten high marks recently, with website VeryWell.com naming Chick-fil-A as the fast-food chain with the best selection of gluten-free menu options.

    So, if you’re one of those gluten-free folks who has been waiting for your chance to enjoy the Chic-fil-A sandwich experience, your moment has arrived. Check in with a Chic-fil-A near you.



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    I have been to chik-fil-a twice since they released the gluten free bun and both times I was fine after eating it with no side effects. Side note: the sandwich was already assembled after I ordered. You may want to check with your local restaurant to see if they assemble or not and if they Will change their gloves to accommodate your allergy.

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    Wait. Use this bun for the grilled chicken? LOL Find me a celiac who misses the grilled chicken at Chick-Fil-A. You can get that same grilled chicken filet from any Sysco-supplied restaurant. It's the breaded chicken filet that made that place what it is. And as others have noted, I´d no longer patron a Chick-Fil-A for other reasons.

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    I would be truly interested in trying this sandwich if the chicken was not breaded with anything that contained lactose products as I also have that problem. It truly would be better than just going there and having only a lemonade. I appreciate this company as they support the troops and give discounts to anyone with military ID. I do not see any other fast food chain supporting our people protecting us.

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    Yay! I've been waiting for a gluten free bun option for ages! Good for Chick-fil-a!! And for all of those people that don't want to support it, it's a free country, so do what you want, but please remember that this site is about gluten free options, not a political or idealist platform, so keep your complaints to yourself. Being a Christian doesn't mean being hateful.

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    I have been to chik-fil-a twice since they released the gluten free bun and both times I was fine after eating it with no side effects. Side note: the sandwich was already assembled after I ordered. You may want to check with your local restaurant to see if they assemble or not and if they Will change their gloves to accommodate your allergy.

    Thank you for the added information Melisda. I'm looking forward to visiting my local chik-fil-a!

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    Thank you Chick-Fil-A! We love your food. We have tried the gluten-free bun and it was great. We appreciate the great gluten free food and awesome dining experience - always professional and kind - no wonder the place is always packed all hours of the day!

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    Vickie, more so David, the article had no political slant. You have the right to your beliefs and which business establishments you patronize, as I do to mine. So I'll say that most employees are extremely friendly and polite, more so than most other fast food chains. I look forward to trying a chicken sandwich with a gluten-free bun.

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    I had one the first week they came out with them. I find the bun to make the sandwich extremely dry and I could not finish it. The tomato was there along with the lettuce but there was no thousand island dressing to place on the sandwich which would have greatly helped the dryness so I had to use a packaged mayonnaise which was terrible. The best was very thing and the sandwich hard to eat as there was no meant but mostly bread. No dressing to place on the top and that makes any sandwich dryer when you have nothing to put on it. I would never but another gluten free sandwich there because there is no sauce for it. Learn a lesson from this and as much as I admire Chic Fill A for trying we have to have some kind of sauce to go on an extremely sandwich ad not just your packaged same ole stuff. Give us a break and find a thousand island ace or ranch sauce we can put on top of our sandwich or else it will not survive. I mean we want to feel normal like everyone else when eating at Chick Fill A but unless Chick Fill A can come up with a secret sauce then this is all in vain. the sandwich is way too dry without it. Gluten free breads are dry to start with and eating that sandwich without nothing is next to impossible.

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