Burger 21: gluten-free burgers, fries and shakes

To whet your appetite, here are some of the gluten-free menu items:
Gluten-free Angus beef burgers on French Meadow Bakery gluten-free buns
French fries and sweet potato fries
Salads minus croutons
Hand-dipped shakes, such as Bananas Foster, and floats

Yes, it’s true that this special gluten-free menu was created and launched for Celiac Awareness Month. But these special dishes will not disappear come June 1; they've been permanently added to the restaurant's regular offerings. So get your buns over to Burger 21!

For more information, visit burger21.com or gluten.net.

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Burger 21
Burger 21: gluten-free burgers, fries and shakes

Burger 21 has launched a gluten-free menu in honor of Celiac Awareness Month. Celiac disease, also known as gluten intolerance, is a genetic disorder affecting at least 1 in 133 people in the U.S. Those suffering from celiac disease often struggle to find appropriate foods at mealtime, especially at restaurants. Their genes scream in protest if they consume gluten, a protein in wheat, barley and rye, so it’s best for them to steer clear of such items. But this is easier said than done, when gluten is in most of America’s favorite foods, such as pizza, pasta and bread — we live, as it happens, in a carb-obsessed country.

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Burger 21
Burger 21: gluten-free burgers, fries and shakes

But there is hope for those with Celiac disease, because more restaurants are becoming hip to their customers' needs. Burger 21 is one of those restaurants. Recently, Burger 21’s top chefs joined forces with the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America (GIG) to create a menu that would satisfy the burger, fries and shake cravings that don’t subside after a Celiac Disease diagnosis. GIG evaluated Burger 21’s existing menu and ingredients, then crunched some facts, figures and ingredients to devise a gluten-free version.

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