Gluten-free is not the new South Beach or Atkins. While the term may carry a lot of buzz, gluten-free is not a trendy food term; it’s a legitimate limitation. And while some people who don’t have a gluten allergy may choose a gluten-free lifestyle, there are still those to keep in mind who aren’t able to dine out in the same way most of us can — hence, the importance of gluten-free options on restaurant menus.
According to menu trend data from Datassential, 9.4% of menus include gluten-free dishes, a surge from 1.8% just five years ago. But despite growth, there’s still an issue here: many of these menus do not identify existing menu items that just so happen to be gluten-free because it may turn ‘non-gluten-free’ people off. Read More