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Chick-fil-A offers gluten-free buns for extra $1.15

Gluten-free buns are now available at locations nationwide

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Good news for those with celiac disease, Chick-fil-A now offers a gluten-free bun.

Yes, you read that right.

Now those who cannot consume gluten can finally take part in craving chicken burgers on Sundays. But here’s the catch, those who order it have to assemble their own sandwich.

The do-it-yourself part comes because although the buns of  individually packaged and  certified free of gluten, the kitchens at Chick-fil-A are not gluten-free zones.

The self assembly helps to reduce risk of cross-contamination.

The gluten-free bun is now available at locations nationwide and will run you about $1.15 extra.

The bun has 150 calories and is made from premium ingredients, including ancient grains quinoa and amaranth. It’s also enriched with vitamins, minerals and is sweetened with a bit of molasses and raisins. 

"We know our customers are looking for more gluten-sensitive alternatives. They asked, and we listened," said Leslie Neslage, senior consultant of menu development at Chick-fil-A. "We heard positive feedback in test markets that the bun tastes better than some other gluten-free breads. That's because instead of rice flower, we've made the bun with more premium ingredients like quinoa and amaranth. Our hope is that the gluten-free bun addition opens up options for gluten-sensitive customers to enjoy more of our menu."

Now those with celiac and other gluten sensitivities can finally eat more chicken.