Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Larry's gluten-free sub passes the test

Just had my first sub in two years -- at Larry's Giant Subs.

Larry's is now offering subs on gluten-free rolls produced by the Cookie Momster's bakery at four Jacksonville locations. I visited the restaurant on Southside Boulevard across from Tinseltown.

I enjoyed it immensely. I really can't imagine Larry's regular subs are any different than this, since most of the ingredients available are gluten free.

I talked to Larry yesterday. He told me he is testing the gluten-free sub rolls at four company-owned locations. If successful, the company will roll it out to other franchised locations.

In addition to the Tinseltown restaurant, gluten-free rolls are also available at Larry's locations on Baymeadows Road, Roosevelt Boulevard and in Five Points.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Larry's offers gluten-free subs at five locations

Here's some sub news we've been waiting for: Larry's Giant Subs is now offering subs on gluten-free rolls at five of its Jacksonville locations.

This news was announced by Cookie Momsters (which is supplying the rolls) on its Facebook page, and I was alerted to this by Jennifer Gornto at Gluten Free Jacksonville.

Here's the information as supplied by Cookie Momsters:

"Larry's Subs (Southside Blvd, 5 Points, Roosevelt Blvd, Baymeadows by I 95, and Palatka Locations) will be offering gluten free subs using Cookie Momsters' rolls! Our rolls are gluten, casein, soy, nut, and egg free vegan options for great sandwiches! We can only verify that there is no cross contamination in our bakery. Each Larry's location can tell you their handling process."

I'll hopefully have more information on this soon.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Chuck E. Cheese gluten-free pizza goes national

A few months ago, I wrote about Chuck E. Cheese test marketing a gluten-free pizza. Now, according to pizza industry website pizzamarketplace.com, Chuck E. Cheese is offering the gluten-free pizza nationwide.

The website reports that the restaurant chain offers an individual-sized gluten-free pizza for $5.99 and also has a gluten-free chocolate fudge cupcake for $2.99.

I couldn't find an official announcement from the company so I would suggest calling ahead before visiting a Chuck E. Cheese to make sure the gluten-free items are available.

I should also mention that I've never been to a Chuck E. Cheese and probably never will, so I won't be offering a review. But if I see a good one, I'll pass it on.