BOSTON, Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Uno Pizzeria & Grill, well regarded for its gluten-free menu options, has entered into an exclusive partnership with Venice Bakery to introduce a gluten-free pizza crust that will have customers wondering if it's the real deal!
"This new gluten-free crust is so good, most people can't tell the difference from our regular crust," says Louie Psallidas, Uno's President and CEO. "Unlike many gluten-free pizza crusts, it has a raised edge and the bold, flavorful taste that Uno's pizzas are known for."
Los Angeles-based Venice Bakery is one of the largest family-owned, gluten-free pizza crust manufacturers in the United States.
Uno's Executive Chef Andre Fuehr notes, "We're very excited to serve Venice Bakery gluten-free crusts at all 130 Uno locations. Uno's is known for incredible Deep Dish and Thin Crust pizzas. The crust is so important to a great pizza. We have tasted every gluten-free pizza crust on the market, but none compares in quality and taste to this outstanding product."
Uno's new gluten-free pizza crust is offered in three flavors: cheese, pepperoni and veggie. Uno's will add a grilled chicken, goat cheese and caramelized onion pizza to the gluten-free menu in February. Each gluten-free pizza is specially prepared in a gluten-free environment, separate from the Chicago Deep Dish and Thin Crust pizza lines. The new gluten-free pizzas will be available in a 10-inch size, starting at $11.99.
For an estimated 1 in 133 Americans, or about 1 percent of the population struggling with Celiac disease, enjoying a dining experience outside the home can be challenging. UNO, however, makes it easy by offering over 20 gluten-free options on its menu ranging from beer to chili, a variety of salads as well as fish, poultry and beef entrees and sides.
About Uno Pizzeria & Grill: Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Uno Restaurant Holdings Corporation includes 119 company-owned and franchised Uno Pizzeria & Grill restaurants located in 23 states, the District of Columbia, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, Honduras and Saudi Arabia. Famous for inventing Deep Dish Pizza in 1943, UNO's mission is to deliver big, bold flavors, rich, rewarding experiences and unbelievably delicious pizza and other craveable menu creations you won't find anywhere else. The Company also operates Uno Dué Go, a fast casual concept and Uno Foods, a consumer packaged foods business which supplies airlines, movie theaters, hotels, airports, travel plazas, schools and supermarkets with both frozen and refrigerated private-label foods and UNO branded products. For more information, visit www.unos.com.