Jason's Deli Adding Udi's Gluten-Free Bread to Menu
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Jun 2 2010

Jason's Deli Adding Udi's Gluten-Free Bread to Menu

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.

Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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  • http://www.glutenfreepromotions.com Tiffany Janes

    This is SO exciting Kim! Not long ago, someone I know said she went to Jason’s and saw that certain things were noted gf on the menu. However, none of them were anything to get excited about since no sandwiches were listed. I’ve never been to Jason’s Deli before but do plan to check it out as soon as the sandwiches are available here. Thanks for the great news!

    • http://glutenfreeislife.com Kim

      You are welcome! I am so excited! I can’t wait to try it out! :)

  • samual

    i would like to see them have katz Rolls because that the perfect size for a sandwich and it tastes much better

  • http://www.cravebakery.wordpress.com Todd Bender

    What a great company. So glad they are looking to eliminate high fructose corn syrup, too. I wish we had one of their delis in SF!

  • http://www.glutenfreemusings.com Anne Steib

    That is so exciting, I will be going too!

  • Michelle

    This is awesome news. If I see you there the week of July 5, I’ll say hi!

  • Amy

    Do we know anything about cross-contamination issues? Do they have a plan or is the gluten-free bread just going to be thrown in with everything else?

    I agree, though, this is very exciting!

  • Amber

    I just tried the Udi’s bread at the Jason’s Deli in Fayetteville, AR. I had them put my beloved turkey wrap on it instead of the typical organic wheat wrap. It. Is. Amazing. I’m going to try a tuna salad on Udi’s next time. I am so happy. I don’t know if I have celiac, all I know is that I feel much better when I don’t eat wheat. Jason’s Deli has always been one of our favorite places, but this makes them #1. Thank god!

  • Daphne

    You couldn’t have said it better! I first discovered udi’s bread a few months ago and literally cried tears of joy when I was eating my sandwich! I am so excited about jason’s deli… We celiacs have a limited choice so it’s always nice to add a restaurant to the list :) Thanks for the great news!

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  • Angela

    Thank you for writing this! I am trying to find Udi’s bread locally. The breads we eat are so dense, we only eat open faced sandwiches, and my children have theirs cut up so they can chew it. How exciting it will be to eat a sandwich the normal way and to eat out! We have had some bad experiences with cross-contamination. After watching our burgers and fries prepared gf at 5 Guys, and usually doing fine with it, my son was up all night the last time – food coming out both ends. :( I’m not sure if it was cross contamination or the peanut oil. We usually don’t eat fried foods or peanuts.

  • Roxy

    Unless they make the sandwiches in the back, its all going to be contaminated just from them handling the other sandwiches and then grabbing the meat and veggies out. I hope they look beyond just providing a gluten free bread and think thats all it take because I love Jasons Deli. I miss their CA club. If your looking for another bread choice google The Little Aussie Bakery. Their bread is awesome, you can make PB&J with them, their so good. 100% GF bakery/restaurant.

  • http://www.glutenfreepromotions.com Tiffany Janes

    I always watch them make my meal and mention that they have to change gloves even though the guy is already changing them to make my food before I get the words out. They do have precautions in place to try and keep the gluten-free sandwiches truly gluten-free. In my dozen or so visits to four locations, I’ve never had any issues with the food. It’s so much fun to order something so reasonably priced and to get free ice cream for dessert at Jason’s!