ATLANTA — Chick-fil-A has added a gluten-free bun to the menu in restaurants nationwide. The individually-packaged bun may be ordered with any sandwich and is made with quinoa, amaranth, molasses and raisins. The bun was tested last year in three cities, where it most commonly was ordered with the Grilled Chicken Sandwich and the Grilled Chicken Deluxe Sandwich.
“We know our customers are looking for more gluten-sensitive alternatives,” said Leslie Neslage, senior consultant of menu development at Chick-fil-A. “They asked, and we listened. We heard positive feedback in test markets that the bun tastes better than some other gluten-free breads. That's because instead of rice flour, 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.”The bun has 150 calories and costs an additional $1.15.