Pizza Hut Offers Gluten Free Pizza!
Hooray! Now I can enjoy Pizza Hut once again. I know it won’t be the same, but at least I can enjoy the experience. Turns out Pizza Hut partnered with Udi’s Gluten Free Foods to make dining or delivery possible with Pizza Hut. I’m looking forward to giving it a try. Read the excerpt below and click the link the link to read the whole article at USA Today.
Pizza Hut is about to join the gluten-free brigade.
Beginning Jan. 26, roughly 2,400 of the chain’s 6,300 domestic locations will begin selling gluten-free pizzas. The move comes two years after rival Domino’s rolled out a pizza sold with a gluten-free crust — but not entirely gluten free. Pizza Hut will be the first major pizza chain to sell a pizza that is certified gluten-free.
The Pizza Hut version, which is a 10-inch, six-slice pizza, will sell for $9.99. A slice is roughly 150 calories — about 100 calories less than the brand’s so-called Skinny Slice pizza.
Pizza Hut’s offering is in partnership with Udi’s Gluten Free Foods — the largest gluten-free company in the world — and the Gluten Intolerance Group, a non-profit group that verifies safe, gluten-free food.
“This will get new users into the brand and existing users to visit more frequently,” says David Gibbs, CEO at Pizza Hut, in a phone interview.
For Pizza Hut, gluten-free is not just about appealing to consumers with celiac disease — an inherited autoimmune disorder in which gluten proteins damage the small intestine. The only treatment for celiac disease is a strict, lifelong gluten-free diet. More broadly, a growing number of consumers are at least occasionally seeking gluten-free options because they say such a diet helps them feel better.
Gluten-free isn’t simple. The Udi’s gluten-free crust, as well as the cheese, marinara sauce and pepperoni, will be kept in a designated Gluten-Free Kit inside each restaurant. From there, every Pizza Hut Gluten-Free Pizza is to be baked fresh-to-order on parchment paper and delivered in a specially branded Udi’s Gluten-Free Pizza box. Also, all employees who make the Gluten-Free Pizza have been instructed to wear gloves and use a designated gluten-free pizza cutter.
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