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Subway Adds Gluten Free Offerings to More Locations

February 16, 2012 by  
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Subway has been testing gluten free deli style rolls and brownies since January 2011, and is now in about 900 locations. The gluten free sandwiches and brownies are now are offered in the areas of Dallas and Tyler, Texas, Tacoma, Washington, and are now expanding to the areas of Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin. They have also expanded the gluten free offerings to all of Oregon after testing in the Portland area.

Executives at the chain claim to understand the tricky issues of cross contamination and insist they are not adding gluten free options to boost their bottom line, and are committed to providing a safe gluten free dining experience.

According to Alicia Kelso, to help avoid cross contamination: “once a gluten-free roll or brownie is ordered, the line staff is required to wipe down the entire counter and get rid of any crumbs in the vicinity. They’re then to wash their hands and change their gloves. The gluten-free rolls and brownies are pre-packaged on fresh deli paper, and a single-use, pre-packaged knife is used for cutting.” (QSR.com)

“The gluten-free sandwich is taken from order to point-of-sale by the same person, as opposed to being passed down the line in the traditional Subway format. Customers are able to watch the creation from start to finish.”

“If they don’t like what they see, they can start it over. It’s important that our customers feel comfortable and safe,” Christiano said. “We want to provide them with a place to eat where they don’t have to worry about that.”

The company has not revealed the supplier of the buns, but they are rumored to be provided by Rich’s Foodservice out of New York (Their gluten-free products are certified by the GFCO as gluten, dairy, lactose and casein free.) IF this is the sandwich roll being used, you can see the ingredients here.

As far as toppings go, all are listed as gluten free except the meatballs and chicken teriyaki. The gluten free bun adds $1 to the cost of a sandwich.

Have you tried one of the Subway gluten free products? What did you think? Leave a comment below.

 

Comments

75 Responses to “Subway Adds Gluten Free Offerings to More Locations”
  1. KATIE says:

    California needs more quick places to eat gluten free…please come to the Ventura area..we need you!

  2. carrie says:

    we need more gluten free in western ma

  3. Allison says:

    I think this option should be offered at all subway locations in the united states and in Canada. All subways should provide all the same options to al their customers.

  4. Wendy says:

    I tried a gf sandwich while visiting Portland. The workers wiped down the line, cleaned out the microwave, washed their hands and changed gloves. The bun was delicious (I want them for my house) and I had fritis and gf brownie. Awesome experience and a tasty quick lunch. I hope they bring it to VA soon!!

  5. Marina says:

    My daughter can’t wait for gluten free option to come here in Pennsylvania. Please don’t forget about us.

  6. Wendy says:

    Please come to north Austin! There are a ton of GF people in our area!

  7. Mona says:

    Please don’t forget Kansas: El Dorado, Wichita both would eat you up!

  8. Lisa says:

    Subway needs to expand this all over!! i am from nj and would love the option to eat a sandwich again!!! Hoagies, as we call them in jersey, are the thing i miss the most being gluten free. its impossible to find a decent roll. its hard to find anything that’s not pre frozen. please subway expand this i would eat it all the time!!

  9. Cody Juric says:

    Bring it to the Northern California areas! ASAP! Please!

  10. pj123 says:

    I am sure subway will do great in nyc with a gf roll

  11. Connie says:

    Please bring the gf to mt. Washington ky area. Oh we need it so bad here.
    Luvvvvv subway

  12. Beth says:

    Bring it to arizona please

  13. Mark says:

    Please bring gluten free to Los Angeles!

  14. Jennifer says:

    Southern Indiana needs GF options. Trying to feed my family on the go is always a challenge. Please come to Newburgh, Indiana!!

  15. Julie Mason says:

    Please come to Middle Tennessee!!!!! PLEASE!!! Hurry!!!!!!!

  16. Faith says:

    I’m fortunate to live very close to the Oregon border. I often choose to do my shopping in Klamath Falls instead of Reno or Redding specifically because I can get a gluten-free sandwich at Subway. They are delicious, and I can’t wait until there are more locations available!

  17. Melissa says:

    We really, really need this in Utah!!! Huge amount of celiacs here. I know it would be appreciated!

  18. Marie LaRock says:

    don’t forget about Indiana, we have a great need here for more gluten-free alternatives.

  19. Judy says:

    Tried the gluten free sandwich in Port Angeles, WA and it was wonderful! Are you in Minnesota yet?

  20. Stacy says:

    Subway GF buns and brownies are the best tasting I have found in any GF selections at fast food or full service restaurants. At the 4 locations I have ordered at, the staff was thorough and did not seem to mind the extra trouble of serving w/ cross-contamination efforts, which was refreshing. Please keep expanding the availability of GF to more locations, it is greatly appreciated.

  21. Deborah Lea says:

    Carson City and Reno, NV area needs gluten free options. PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Dennis says:

    It would be nice you came all over the country and not select cities

  23. Heidi says:

    I have not found any gluten free bread yet at any Subway in Northern Ca. Any stores have them yet??? Gluten is becoming such a big thing everywhere – it would be great to get your product out to all of your stores. In my area I’ve only seen one restaurant with gluten free menu options.

  24. Iris says:

    Found GF bread/brownies at the Subway in Richardson TX on W Arapaho Rd.
    So happy to have a new option besides a salad now while picking up subs for rest of the family. Maybe if Rich’s is Subways supplier of their GF products they can change to the 6″ baked roll instead of the small 3″ round.
    Looking forwarding to seeing more locations offer GF.

  25. Emilie says:

    Kansas needs GF options! Wichita, El Dorado, and even Emporia would thrive with a GF option!

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