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New Gluten-Free Bun at Chick-Fil-A

Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by Chick-Fil-A.  I am receiving complimentary meal in exchange for my honest review. 

Sometimes it can be difficult for someone living a gluten-free lifestyle to find gluten-free meal options when on the road.   If you want a sandwich you often have to order it lettuce wrapped, which sometimes leaves you still feeling hungry after the meal. June 2017 Chick-Fil-A took a big step forward by expanding their menu to offer a gluten-free bun option.  

The gluten-free bun at Chick-Fil-A is made from a mixture of ancient grains (like sorghum, amaranth, millet, quinoa and teff). Each gluten-free bun is individually wrapped and sealed in plastic to limit cross contamination with other gluten items in the kitchen.  To swap out your bun to the gluten-free bun it will be an additional $1.15 to your purchase total.

I visited the Madison Avenue Sacramento Chick-Fil-A location in Sacramento, California conveniently located off I-80 freeway. The manager is very nice and knowledgeable about all the gluten-free items on the menu.  He is aware of the importance of preventing cross-contamination and how even a tiny crumb can be detrimental to someone who can not tolerate gluten.  I feel his employees are doing a great job in helping their gluten-free patrons have a pleasant and safe dining experience.

At first glance the gluten-free bun looks very similar to the regular bun.  Your meal will come separate containers.  The grilled chicken with lettuce & tomato in a container  (grilled chicken is gluten-free not the breaded one) and the  bun in its own sealed packaging.  You put the sandwich together and apply your own condiments.

I received my meal in exchange for my honest review.  I 
ordered the grilled chicken club meal with Colby cheese & bacon.  I feel like the bun has a nice taste and good texture.  The top bun is very fluffy (which I love), but the bottom part of the bun isn't as fluffy and appeared to get a little soggy. I assume the bottom part of bun soaked up the moisture from the lettuce because I didn't eat it right away. The bun overall held together and didn't fall part as I ate the sandwich.  The sandwich with the gluten-free bun was very filling and I finished my meal feeling fully satisfied.

Overall I think this is a good step forward for Chick-Fil-A.  With the variety of on the go fast food chains not many of them offer gluten-free bun option or even consider their gluten-free patrons.  I feel that Chick-Fil-A does an outstanding job in limiting cross-contamination for their customers with food allergies/intolerance. I enjoyed the new gluten-free bun addition to the Chick-Fil-A menu and will likely purchase it on my next visit.  I always have a positive dining experience with the staff at the Madison Avenue location in Sacramento.

Have you tried the new gluten-free bun at Chick-Fil-A?

Chick-Fil-A Allergen Information

If you are in Sacramento on June 28th, the Madison Avenue Sacramento location is hosting a Hot Wheels Special Event.