It has been a big day in the gluten free world. First the announcement from Domino’s Pizza that they will now be offering a gluten free pizza. Next, was an announcement from Chuck E Cheese’s saying they are adding Gluten free Pizza and gluten free chocolate cupcakes to their menu. Both are huge strides in the gluten free community, but one must bring to the attention that these are not as well thought out as they should be.
Domino’s very clearly states that there will be cross contamination with their new gluten free pizza. They will come in contact with wheat/gluten products, and if you have celiac disease you should not eat it. Watch Domino’s Announce their gluten free pizza. So who is this pizza for? Why would you order a gluten free pizza if you didn’t need it to be gluten free?
Chuck E Cheese’s is just testing their gluten free option out in their Minnesota test market. They sound like they have their act together! Read more news on Chuck E Cheese’s Gluten Free Options
Dining out safely remains a primary concern for food-allergic customers under strict dietary limitations. To avoid cross contamination or accidental exposure to gluten ingredients in Chuck E. Cheese’s kitchens, the personal cheese pizza, manufactured by USDA/FDA-approved, gluten-free facility Conte’s Pasta, will arrive to stores in frozen, pre-sealed packaging. The bake-in-bag pizza will remain sealed while cooked and delivered and until opened and served with a personal pizza cutter at families’ tables by the adult in charge.
Under the same procedure, gluten-free, chocolate fudge cupcakes naturally sweetened with fruits, vegetables and grains from Fabe’s All Natural Bakery will remain in pre-sealed, single-serve packaging through preparation and until opened and served at the table. To ensure high taste, integrity and quality standards are met before a national launch, testing these menu options helps Chuck E. Cheese’s deliver the same type of consistent, great-tasting food products that are expected from the leader in family entertainment and dining.
"From delivery to table, our procedures ensure that families can feel confident knowing their meal is completely within gluten-free guidelines," said Elliott. "We’re happy we can provide a place ‘Where a Kid Can Be a Kid’ and enjoy great fun and food guilt- and gluten-free."
I must tell you as a mom, I am personally excited that Chuck E Cheese’s is stepping up to the plate on this one and has seemingly done their homework.