Made-Without-Gluten Bread A Success at Subway

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Since the successful addition of Made Without Gluten sub bread to menus in just 24 locations this past December 2018, Subway has informed us that it is currently available in 300 Fresh Forward restaurants throughout the United States.

Because the bread has been well received by guests, Subway is looking to broaden its made-without-gluten offerings even more. They are currently testing a made-without-gluten wrap and we will share more details as soon as we can.

“Subway is innovating like never before and that work will soon positively impact our made without gluten offerings,” said Andy Dismore, North American Director of Menu Management and Innovation. “We are actively listening to guest feedback and exploring many improvements so we can incorporate made without gluten options as part of our future offerings.”

If your local Subway isn’t offering the made-without-gluten bread, make sure the franchise owner knows that it is available for order nationwide, making it a quick and versatile menu addition.


Are you ready for more good news? Subway has partnered with DoorDash, Grubhub, Postmates, and Uber Eats, to offer delivery from nearly 9,000 of its restaurants. A lovely example of the brand using technology to give guests more of what they want while also making it one of the first quick-food restaurants to partner with four of the largest third-party delivery providers.

Cross-contamination safeguards 

Realizing that Subway restaurants can’t offer a cross-contact free environment, the made-without-gluten bread is kept frozen in its individually wrapper. The pre-sliced sub bread, which is the size of a six-inch sub and costs an extra $1, is thawed in the cooler for 12 hours before serving. The only option for heating is toasting on shared equipment, which would put it in direct contact with wheat, so instead it is served room temperature.

When making sandwiches on made-without-gluten sub bread, each Subway sandwich artist follows these safe handling procedures:

  • Put on new gloves after washing their hands
  • Keep the bread in its wrapping until the sandwich is being prepared
  • Use clean baskets and clean scoops/utensils for all products
  • Build the sandwich from start to finish by only one sandwich artist
  • Bread is not toasted

About the bread

The made-without-gluten bread contains egg whites, cornstarch, modified cornstarch, tapioca starch, palm oil, sugar, distilled monoglycerides, and less than 2% of the following: yeast, rice bran and germ, salt, natural flavor, leavening (sodium acid pyrophosphate, baking soda, monocalcium phosphate), pectin, xanthan gum, carbohydrate gum, guar gum and enzyme.

News Editor Jennifer Harris is a gluten-free consultant and blogs at

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8 thoughts on “Made-Without-Gluten Bread A Success at Subway

  1. That bread looks the same as what they’ve had for some time now here in Oregon and it isn’t good. However, the Udi’s bread at Jersey Mike’s is excellent.

  2. I am so pleased that Subway is finally getting into the growing number of restaurants to serve gluten free persons. I have been asking for years, when they might get gluten free bread in their stores, and usually the reply was “what is that”? I was diagnosed with Celiac disease 4 years ago, and prior to that, we ate at subway 1-2 times every week! I am anxious to try the new bread, and have a positive outlook on the taste, as I have been eating gluten free bread for quite a while. Thank you Subway for considering all those who love your sandwiches, but cannot eat them, we are all looking forward for more areas to get on board in Florida! Especially in Pasco and Hernando counties.

  3. I am reading messages and people have NO clue what is going on. The sandwiches will be made and cross contaminated, and that’s a major problem. In other words, The subs are NOT gluten FREE. You can also bet that an employee who is in a hurry because they become too busy will not be preparing your sub with caution. I hate it when companies like this use the gluten free words to get more business at the expense of us celiacs who will suffer.

  4. At least three Subways in Allen TX offer the GF Bread. My GF son LOVES it. The staff always changes gloves, and the bread is placed on a sheet of paper, never on the counter directly. While cross contamination is always a possibility in a sandwich shop, after buying scores of these GF sandwiches, they’ve done a great job handling it. I don’t know why Subway doesn’t advertise it, the GF community would buy if they knew it was available.

  5. Why not sell gluten free sandwiches in all your restaurants so that people like myself can once again enjoy one of our favorite? Their are millions like myself with celiac and must eat gluten free.

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