It's Delivery, and It's Gluten-Free

Pizza Hut to offer gluten-free pizzas for delivery


If you’re going gluten-free, you’re probably tired of frozen pizza. Pizza Hut could change that with its new gluten-free pizza.

Starting later this month, the pizza chain will offer gluten-free cheese-only and pepperoni pizzas for $9.99 at many stores nationwide, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The pizzas should be available Jan. 26 in about 2,400 stores, according to BuzzFeed.

According to The New York Times, the pizzas will have crusts made by Udi’s Gluten-Free, and the company has partnered with the nonprofit Gluten Intolerance Group to certify the items as gluten-free and to train employees.

This will likely be good news for pizza-loving patients with celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that causes damage in the small intestine when products with gluten in them are ingested, according to the Celiac Support Association (CSA).

Gluten is a term for "storage proteins that are found in grains." Foods that most commonly have gluten are made of barley, wheat and rye, according to the CSA.

The gluten-free ingredients — including the crust, sauce and pepperoni — will not be mixed in with regular ingredients, and the new pizzas will be made with different tools, The New York Times reports.

Pizza Hut has advised, however, that their kitchens are not gluten-free, and customers should proceed with some caution.

"Because Pizza Hut kitchens are not gluten-free environments, customers should consult their medical adviser as to what is safe for them," the company wrote in a news release.