Yesss!! That’s right, kids. We can get a sandwich at a fast food place once again! Chick-fil-A rolled out their gluten-free buns this week and I think we all kind of gasped a little.
My husband and I high-tailed it to our city’s location today and I excitedly ordered the grilled chicken meal with a gluten-free bun. They charged me for the bun (a little more than a dollar extra, which I’m used to in restaurants) and the receipt showed that the cashier rang it up correctly, and guess what they brought out to my table?…. A regular old very gluten-y normal bun. Sad face.
I took it up to the counter and explained the mistake and the girl said, “So do you need a whole new sandwich?” Really, dear? She looked at my face and said, “Oh, yeah, you do.” I like to think that 2-3 years from now, most restaurants will have better-trained employees when it comes to food allergies, but I kind of doubt it.
That being said, it was fantastic to be able to eat a grilled chicken sandwich again! The sandwich comes in a sealed bag and you have to construct it yourself, which avoids the bread getting contaminated. That’s also how I knew the first sandwich they brought me wasn’t gluten-free, so watch out for that. The bun was better than some gluten-free buns I’ve had and worse than others. It was a little dry, but adding some mayo to the sandwich remedied that, and it all came together to make a good sandwich.
Yep, a sandwich. A gluten-free sandwich in a fast food place. Is this real life?! Thanks, Chick-fil-A! Your turn, Arby’s, McDonald’s, and Subway.