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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.
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 gfgotoguide.com.