One of Carrollwood's favorite places to grab a burger has teamed up with an organization devoted to helping those who can't tolerate gluten.
announced this week that it has launched a gluten-free menu in conjuction with the Gluten Intolerance Group During Celiac Awareness Month. The Gluten Intolerance Group of North America (GIG) is a nonprofit group dedicated to raising awareness of celiac disease and other forms of gluten intolerance.
During Celiac Awareness Month, Burger 21 - which has a location at 11777 N. Dale Mabry in Carrollwood - is participating in the annual Chef to Plate Gluten-Free Awareness Campaign to raise awareness about gluten intolerance through gluten-free dining during the month of May.
“Considering one in 100 Americans has celiac disease, our guests have requested gluten-free options so we worked with GIG to provide a gluten-free menu as a service to our guests," said Shane Schaibly, corporate chef for Front Burner Brands, the restaurant management company for Burger 21.
GIG analyzed Burger 21’s menu, products and ingredients by checking labels and nutritional facts to determine items that contained gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley, and then advised accordingly.
Burger 21’s gluten-free menu includes:
The menu items include:
- Seven gluten-free Angus beef burgers served on French Meadow Bakery gluten-free buns.
- French fries and sweet potato fries.
- Fresh salads served without croutons.
- A variety of hand-dipped shakes and floats.
"With GIG’s help, we developed an easy-to-read gluten-free menu featuring a variety of options for guests affected by gluten intolerance," Schaibly said.