Pizza Ranch Ditches Gluten in New Crust Option

According to QSRMagazine.com, “Pizza Ranch announced that, to accommodate customers with celiac disease and gluten intolerance, it has rolled out a gluten-free crust for its pizzas.”

“Nancy Jordahl, culinary research and development director for the Orange City, Iowa–based pizza buffet chain, says that because Pizza Ranch does not manufacture its own crust, she’s been carefully searching for a gluten-free option from providers for a while. ‘We’ve been getting some requests from guests over the last two years, and we looked at products in the market,’ she says. ‘Initially we didn’t find anything that we were comfortable with, and then we found a par-baked frozen crust that we took out to a field test, and our guests who have celiac [disease] and who are gluten-intolerant said that it was good, that they liked it. So we decided to bring it on.’”