Back in April I wrote an article about Jason’ Deli investigating the possibility of adding gluten-free bread to their menu. Jason’s Deli Blog conducted a poll to gather input from the community and judging from the change in place, they got a great response!
Beginning July 5, 2010, Jason’s Deli will offer gluten-free sandwiches on Udi’s Whole Grain Sandwich Bread. Jason’s already has a good selection of gluten-free menu items.. This is huge!! I am so excited for so many reasons! I am excited for the gluten-free community to have even more options. I am excited for Udi’s, as this means even more consumers will be reached by their ground-breaking product. Udi’s was the first gluten-free bread on the market that didn’t have to be stored in the refrigerator or freezer or didn’t have to be toasted to taste good. There have been many tears of joy shed over Udi’s bread since it first debuted on the market. Eating a peanut butter & jelly sandwich like the ones in my pre-gluten-free days is priceless! Having Udi’s now available in Jason’s Deli means that so many more people can experience & enjoy it.
Jason’s Deli has locations across the country. I plan on being at Jason’s Deli with bells on July 5, 2010. Perhaps a pastrami & cheddar or turkey, provolone and avocado sandwich is in order.
While there are other corporations nationwide that are catering to the gluten-free community, there isn’t one, to my knowledge, that is serving gluten-free bread. Uno’s Chicago Grill, Z Pizza, Boston’s Gourmet Pizza and BJ’s Brewhouse are doing gluten-free pizza, but not bread for sandwiches. This could be the start of a revolution. Udi’s also had their bagels in select Colorado Einstein Bagel locations. I would love to see that go nationwide. I can tell you where you could find me every morning!
It seems like the gluten-free food products market & availability has just exploded. I can’t even keep up with all of the new products and restaurant locations offering gluten-free choices. That is not a bad thing by any means. This is a much welcomed change by many people. Please feel free to share below any new gluten-free findings you have experienced.
The information regarding Jason’s Deli comes from Jason’s Deli Blog and Glutenfreeville.com.