Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Gluten-Free precautions at Uno Chicago Bar & Grill

Yesterday I spoke with a manager at the Fort Worth Uno Chicago Bar & Grill.  He said several interesting things about their new Gluten-Free pizza crust:
  • They also serve Redbridge Beer - which is GF
  • The crust is made in a gluten-free kitchen which is off site
  • The crusts are brought into the restaurant in  a completely sealed container and are stored far away from any of the flour crusts.
  • There are usually plenty of crusts on hand, but if you're driving a long way, you might want to call ahead and make sure they have some in stock.
  • The crusts come individually wrapped with their own pans.
  • They only use clean tools to prepare the pizzas.
  • They use separate gluten-free toppings - cheese and pepperoni only at this time. They are working on a way to keep all of their toppings free of cross contamination, but they haven't figured it out yet.


H.Peter said...

Besides the amazing effort for the Celiac community, UNO is getting tons and tons of free press out of this GF Pizza. Deservedly so.

I hope that other chains see the benefits of catering to such a small but fiercely loyal group of guests and realize the significant spin off potential that with one GF intolerant person may just come three others to eat regular food as well.

Daddio said...

Thanks for posting this. One of our sons was diagnosed about 5 months ago and we're still adjusting. We'll definitely try out Uno's soon. We don't live near downtown, but we do visit the FW Zoo often and that's close enough.

Anyway, glad we found your blog and looking forward to checking back often!

Jen Friedberg said...

I'm glad you found the blog and more importantly find it useful! I hope this makes your outings in Fort Worth more fun.