Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Subway News

Okay, so this is new to me news.  Subway restaurants are testing out gluten-free sandwiches!  The 700 test sites are in Texas.  You can read more about it here.

There are some kinks to work out.  Obviously the bread can't be baked on site, because they don't have the dedicated space to avoid cross-contamination.  Bread is wrapped in plastic and they're using a dedicated color coded knife for the gf subs.  If this experiment works out, they'll roll it out across the nation.

This is super exciting news for me, because of the possibilities it opens up for Whirling Dervish.  His highschool has an open campus policy.  Students are allowed to leave campus during lunch and study halls.  Many of WD's classmates take advantage of this by walking to area restaurants.  The problem for WD has been that the restaurants within walking distance are Subway, Best Bagels inTown, Dunkin Donuts, and the Vestal Bakery.  Not exactly friendly places for someone eating gluten-free.

If Subway rolls out gluten-free to all of it's franchises, WD might be able to enjoy a lunch off campus like a "normal" kid.  Yay!

Thanks for popping in and sharing in this exciting news.  I'm linking this up to Gluten-Free Homemaker's Gluten-Free Wednesdays.


  1. That is great to know...I like subway!

  2. My daughter (and husband) would be thrilled if Subway was able to offer gluten free sandwiches as they both really miss Subway after going gluten free. It would make traveling much easier as well.


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