By Laura (The Gluten-Free Traveller)
Last Spring we brought you news that Chuck E. Cheese was testing gluten-free options at locations in Minnesota. Today we have even more exciting news for Chuck E. Cheese fans who can’t eat gluten.
Successful initial testing and an increasing demand for gluten-free options has led the popular family pizza chain to expand their gluten-free menu nationally. Gluten-free customers across the country will now be able to enjoy individual-sized pizzas and chocolate fudge cupcakes.
Chuck E. Cheese is working hard to ensure their gluten-free products are safe for customers and free from cross contamination. The gluten-free pizza arrives at the restaurants in pre-sealed packaging from Conte’s Pasta, a certified gluten-free facility in New Jersey. The pizza is Bake-in-Bag meaning that it is not opened until served to the gluten-free customer along with a sealed personal pizza cutter.
The same care is taken with the gluten-free chocolate fudge cupcakes. They stay in pre-sealed, single-serve packaging until served to the gluten-free customer at their table.
Joe Elliot, Vice President of Research and Development at Chuck E. Cheese has lots of great things to say about their gluten-free options.
“When we began this process, it was important that we focused on doing gluten-free the right way and making our product accessible even for guests with strict gluten intolerance. With the gluten-free menu we’re launching nationally today, we believe we have dramatically reduced the chances for cross contamination in our gluten-free products.”
“Given that gluten-free products are something we’ve wanted to offer for the last few years, it feels very gratifying to deliver a product that reflects our commitment to providing even our guests with strict gluten intolerance with a product that still tastes great”
If you and your kids can’t wait to try this gluten-free pizza, it can be found at over 500 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. The cost for this gluten-free pizza is the same as a regular individual cheese pizza.