My fiancee and I like to cook. We like being healthy and since we hate unnecessary pain and suffering, we avoid cross contamination. As a result, we tend to eat mostly healthy, tasty, homemade meals.
While we love cooking, we have busy lives and hate cleaning up. Every once in awhile we both wish we could just order a pizza. In fact, we were just talking about it the other day.
Pizza Hut must have heard us talking because they just launched their Udi’s Pizza Sales today! And they deliver!
Here is what Pizza Hut posted on its website today:
For some time, we’ve seen you guys do all sorts of unique and inventive things to eat pizza. From your special homemade version to cauliflower crusts to zucchini pizza boats, we’ve been impressed with your pizza spirit. But we knew you were still missing out on the simple joy of ordering pizza and having it arrive at your door. So we got together with our friends at Pizza Hut and came up with a solution.
Since we’ve shared this announcement, we’ve been listening to all of your feedback. We’re so happy to see your interest and anticipation, but we’ve also been tracking your biggest concerns and questions. Here are answers to some of the most common questions we are seeing.
Q: Are these pizzas baked in a separate oven?
A: GIG to the rescue! Pizza Hut worked with gluten-free foodservice experts, the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG), to develop customized procedures for preparing the cheese-only and pepperoni pizzas inside Pizza Hut restaurants. For starters, the Udi’s gluten-free crust, which is the foundation for every Gluten-Free Pizza served at Pizza Hut, as well as the cheese, marinara sauce and pepperoni, will be kept in a designated Gluten-Free Kit inside each restaurant. All team members preparing the Gluten-free Pizza will wear gloves, bake the fresh-to-order pizza on parchment paper and use a designated gluten-free pizza cutter. Then, the pizzas will be placed in pizza boxes featuring Udi’s Gluten-Free logo for delivery.
Q: Is there loose/airborne flour in Pizza Hut restaurants?
A: No flour fights here. Pizza Hut does not have loose, or airborne, flour in restaurants where Gluten-Free Pizza is on the menu.
Q: Are these just Udi’s frozen pizzas baked at Pizza Hut?
A: Um…that would be pretty uncool, wouldn’t it? No, Pizza Hut’s Gluten-Free Pizzas are made with Udi’s signature crust, but topped with all of the flavor you want from Pizza Hut’s delicious ingredients.
Q: How much is this pizza going to cost? Like $100?
A: Nope! If you’ve got $10, you’ve got pizza. (Pricing starts at $9.99, standard topping charges apply.)
Q: Which Pizza Huts are carrying it?
A: Starting today, Pizza Hut’s Gluten-Free Pizza will be offered in about 2,400 Pizza Hut® restaurants nationwide, but they plan to continue to roll it out across the nation. You’ll be able to check if your local Pizza Hut offers Gluten-Free Pizza by going to www.pizzahut.com and entering your zip code or address.
You can also find a list of all the Pizza Huts carrying gluten-free pizza on this downloadable pdf:
Happy day! One of the Pizza Huts is in my area. I’ll let you know how it tastes!
Author Information: John Libonati, Florida
Editor & Publisher, Recognizing Celiac Disease.
John can be reached by e-mail here