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Domino's To Offer Gluten-Free Pizza

Posted on May 7, 2012 by Kira Russell There have been 24 comment(s)

Domino's Pizza has launched a gluten-free pizza crust at all of its nearly 5,000 stores in the U.S. It is the first national delivery chain to offer a gluten-free crust.

However, this news comes with a heavy disclaimer (see the video below for full disclaimer)...

The company consulted with the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness, which offers an official accreditation program to restaurants that serve gluten-free items. Here's where things get a bit tricky though. Domino's explains in a press release:

"While Domino's new Gluten Free Crust is appropriate for those with mild gluten sensitivity, Domino's and the NFCA do not recommend it for those with celiac disease. Domino's and the NFCA found that while the crust is certified as gluten free, current store operations at Domino's cannot guarantee that each handcrafted pizza will be completely free from gluten."

In short, the gluten-free pizza crust is made in a facility where there is gluten present, so the company doesn't recommend the crust for those with celiac disease or severe gluten sensitivity. For more FAQs, see Domino's Facebook page.

We would LOVE to hear your thoughts about this, so feel free to post in the comments below!  Are you excited?  Would you give the pizza a try, knowing that there's a risk of cross-contamination?

Domino's also made a video about the crust that explains why Domino's is so excited about the product, and also discusses the risks of eating the crust if you have celiac disease:


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24 Responses to Domino's To Offer Gluten-Free Pizza

  • Jill says:

    I have mixed feelings about this...my husband has Celiac but he does not show symptoms if he's slipped a little gluten (even a small piece of cake etc..). We both know that even a trace amount is not good for his system, but it's hard because unless he eats a lot of gluten, he isn't symptomatic! UGH! What to do?? I think we would probably try it and see....

    Posted on May 7, 2012 at 3:24 PM

  • I am so excited. I have a gluten sensitivity and can only get pizza at zpizza. As great as it is they don't deliver. It would be great for me to participate in pizza night with the rest of my family. Is it available yet?

    Posted on May 7, 2012 at 3:24 PM

  • carolyn says:

    How hard would it be to make the necessary changes and really make it gluten-free? Have a special pan, utensils, etc.

    Posted on May 7, 2012 at 3:23 PM

  • Les says:

    It's unfortunate that they're not going all the way and making it totally safe for anyone with celiac disease, but kudos to them for trying to accommodate those who have a gluten intolerance or eat gluten free for other reasons. It's a start. Now I just hope it tastes good!!

    Posted on May 7, 2012 at 3:21 PM

  • Jeanne says:

    I am allergic to wheat. So this wheat-free pizza sounds great to me, assuming it tastes good as well. I look for to trying it.

    Posted on May 7, 2012 at 3:19 PM

  • Kelly says:

    They had a thing on Facebook a few months ago wanting suggestions for improvements in their products. My idea was gluten free crust--so you are all welcome ;) Just kidding. I'm excited though. There is only one restaurant that offers gluten free crust here and a small ended up costing me almost $20

    Posted on May 7, 2012 at 3:14 PM

  • Maggie says:

    I agree with Elyse. I am not diagnosed with celiac, only gluten intolerance, and as Elyse said I can eat some things containing gluten as long as I don't gorge myself on it. I would be willing to try the gluten-free crust.

    Posted on May 7, 2012 at 3:14 PM

  • I'm one of the people who is gluten sensitive and cross contamination would put me in bed for days. The other thing not covered in this press release is whether the ingredients such as beef, sausage and pepperoni are gluten-free. I wish I could try it, but I won't. It's not worth being sick for days afterward.

    Posted on May 7, 2012 at 3:05 PM

  • All they have to do is designate certain pans and utensils to the GF workings. Not that hard. You don't have to change the stoves.

    Posted on May 7, 2012 at 3:04 PM

  • Jessica says:

    I am gluten sensitive and very excited to try this new option. So far I haven't had a problem with products from facilities where gluten is present because I don't have celiac disease. Hopefully this is a step in the direction of providing a product that will work for those with celiac too.

    Posted on May 7, 2012 at 3:02 PM

  • I was super excited to hear that another company is going above and beyond to accommodate others like myself! That is, until I read that they were doing it half-*ssed and processing their "gluten free" crust in the same facilities as their gluten rich products.

    Consuming their "gluten free" pizza can WILL contribute to my:

    ◦Chronic diarrhea
    ◦Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
    ◦Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
    ◦Dermatitis herpetiformis
    ◦Migraine Headaches
    ◦Iron deficiency
    ◦Female infertility
    ◦Cerebellar ataxia (unexplained dizziness)
    ◦Depression
    ◦Thyroid disease
    ◦Psoriasis
    ◦Eczema
    ◦Weight gain
    ◦Chronic Fatigue
    ◦Asthma

    AND will eventually lead to:

    - Bone Loss (Osteoporosis)
    - Neurological Damage
    - Fibromyalgia & CFS
    - Thyroid Disease
    - Psychological Disorders
    - Cancer (Lymphoma)
    - Rheumatoid Arthritis

    If you were more accommodating to celiacs, I'm sure your former customers would rejoin your current ones. Thanks for caring so much about my health and well being to do things the RIGHT way, Dominos!

    Sincerely,
    One of your former patrons.

    Posted on May 7, 2012 at 2:59 PM

  • I am so excited! It gets so frustrating not having options! Thanks Domino's! This will mean so much to so many.

    Posted on May 7, 2012 at 2:57 PM

  • Teri says:

    While I am excited to see more restaurants trying to offer gluten free items on the menu, after reading the heavy disclaimer it is not recommended for those with Celiac Disease. Then what's the point?? I know the gluten free diet has become a fad now but we really need to cater MORE to those with a REAL need to be gluten free, like my 5 year old daughter who has Celiac Disease, not to those who are trying to lose weight. Sorry Domino's but you won't be getting my business.

    Posted on May 7, 2012 at 2:56 PM

  • Elyse says:

    Actually, I'd like to point out Beth that while you are accurate in saying there is no in between for some people I would think it is mostly for those who have celiac disease. I only suffer from a gluten intolerance and as long as I keep my gluten intake to a minimal, I do not experience symptoms. So while many might not be just a little gluten intolerant... some of us are and could in fact eat and enjoy this piza symtom-free.

    Posted on May 7, 2012 at 2:53 PM

  • Sara Y says:

    I don't think you should be able to say it's gluten free when it truly isn't. I feel this is false advertisement and if people such as myself with celiac didn't read this it could make us very ill. Bad call Domino's.

    Posted on May 7, 2012 at 2:52 PM

  • Tai says:

    I don't get it? It's not gluten free if it's cross contaminated.
    That's like claiming to be a sort of pregnant... you either are or you aren't, there is no in between. So you either are gluten free or you aren't and until you figure it out, I wont be ordering.

    Posted on May 7, 2012 at 2:52 PM

  • Mary says:

    I have to agree with Beth. The gluten sensitive individual could still feel the effects of the gluten if the product or facility is not 100% gluten free. I would have to say that I would not purchase the gluten free pizza from Domino's.

    Posted on May 7, 2012 at 2:52 PM

  • Amy says:

    Nope! Not buying it either! Either gluten free or not! There is no in between!!!!

    Posted on May 7, 2012 at 2:50 PM

  • Pam says:

    I'm super excited to try it!! Thanks for the option, Dominos!

    Posted on May 7, 2012 at 2:50 PM

  • Susan says:

    My daughter is a celiac there would be great risk in eating the pizza. Could we buy just the crust?

    Posted on May 7, 2012 at 2:50 PM

  • BE says:

    I agree....I have a son who is 4 and has celiac and a husband with Celiac as well...they both are pizza LOVERS!! So sad we can't try it! :(

    Posted on May 7, 2012 at 2:47 PM

  • Leisha says:

    Does anyone know if it will be dairy free as well? I'd love to be able to order her a GF pizza with no cheese. She seems to tolerate "processed in a facility" quite well.

    Posted on May 7, 2012 at 2:47 PM

  • Gene says:

    I guess then only the crust is gluten free. but not really ..SO IT'S NOT GLUTEN FREE..

    Posted on May 7, 2012 at 2:44 PM

  • Beth says:

    Sorry but it's either gluten free or it isn't! There is no in between. One is not just a little gluten intolerant! I'm not buying it!! Work out the kinks, then we can talk again.... just saying

    Posted on May 7, 2012 at 2:40 PM

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