Domino’s Pizza is delivering some good news to gluten-free eaters, but not everyone with sensitivity to the stuff is happy with the move.
The pie chain announced that it will be offering gluten free crust at all of its nearly 5,000 stores in the US beginning this week, and claims to be the first delivery chain to do that nationwide.
"The prevalence of gluten sensitivity has become a real issue with significant impact on consumer choice, and we want to be a part of the solution,” said J. Patrick Doyle, Domino's Pizza president and CEO. “Now, the whole group can enjoy Domino's with the addition of our new Gluten Free Crust."
But Domino’s has a big caveat in its announcement: the crust is only appropriate for people with “mild gluten sensitivity.” That has some that suffer from Celiac disease scratching their heads and angered that they are left out and potentially put at risk.
Over at the Belief Blog our colleague Dan Gilgoff delves into the ongoing flap between gay rights supporters and the management of fast food chain Chick-fil-A.
The restaurants, founded by businessman Truett Cathy in 1960s Atlanta, operate on a "Five–Step Recipe for Business Success" that includes a mandate for all branches to remain closed on Sundays as "our way of honoring God and of directing our attention to things that mattered more than our business" and puts "principles and people ahead of profits" through community service.
At least one of Chick-fil-A's other three guiding principles is in peril, though: Never lose a customer. Activists and gay rights groups including the Human Rights Campaign launched a letter writing campaign after the company donated free food to a marriage seminar sponsored by the Pennsylvania Family Institute, an organization opposed to gay marriage.