Subway to expand Gluten-Free test to Portland
Portland is going to be the next ‘test market’ for Subway’s gluten-free test, starting in July. They’ll have gluten-free sandwich rolls and brownies. I’m personally excited because the most difficult thing about being gluten-free is getting food on the go. I’ve read good things about the quality of the rolls and I certainly miss a getting a sandwich at lunch. And of course, Subways are everywhere.
I’ve also volunteered to tell my gluten-free story as part of the rollout, if they’ll have me. I’ll do just about anything to raise awareness and get more places to offer gluten-free options.
Until then, it’s another day of naked burritos from Qdoba.
UPDATE: July 6, 2011
The agency for Subway emailed me today with a few questions about living with Celiac Disease as it relates to eating out and getting a meal on the go. According to this site, the roll out in Portland is Monday July 11:
UPDATE: July 13, 2011
Gluten-free is now available! Check out this page for a location finder and coupon.
UPDATE: July 24, 2011
I finally had a Gluten-Free sandwich today from the store at the South Waterfront, and it was great! The bread was perfect texture and taste, even after a 10-minute walk back home. The workers take very special care on cleaning “the line” and washing hands, using new gloves, and ensuring there is no cross-contamination.