Pizza Hut Will Start Serving Gluten-Free Pies
If you have celiac disease or a gluten intolerance, there may still be hope for you at Pizza Hut. At the end of January, the pizza chain will start serving gluten-free pies at 2,400 locations.
Pizza Hut has great news for the gluten intolerant—and “meh” news for people who say they’re gluten intolerant but are really just trying to lose weight.
Starting Jan. 26, the chain will start offering 10-inch gluten-free pizzas in 2,400 of its 6,300 domestic locations. A slice of the gluten-free pizza’s cheese and pepperoni offerings come in at 150 and 170 calories, respectively.
Although Domino’s started offering a gluten-free pizza, it is not recommended for people with Celiac disease because it is prepared in the same kitchen as dough products. Pizza Hut worked with Udi’s and the Gluten Intolerance Group to ensure crusts are gluten-free–separating cheese, marinara sauce, and pepperoni separately from other foods. According to a press release, “Team members preparing the Gluten-free Pizza will wear gloves, bake the fresh-to-order pizza on parchment paper and use a designated gluten-free pizza cutter.”
Still, the chain asks customers to consult doctors before eating the pie, as the kitchens aren’t completely gluten-free.
Between this and its new obsession with Sriracha, Pizza Hut seems very determined to stay on trend.