Dunkin Donuts to Offer Gluten-Free Options

Dunkin’ Donuts is introducing the fast-food industry’s first gluten-free pastries, including gluten-free cinnamon-sugar doughnuts and blueberry muffins, across its U.S. stores this year, Stan Frankenthaler, the company’s executive chef, said in an e-mail to Bloomberg.com.

“We recognize the importance of providing our guests with many options, including alternative choices for people with food and dietary restrictions,” he said. Also, the pastries are packaged separately to avoid contamination from other foods that contain wheat flour, the report stated.

Dunkin’ Donuts tested the gluten-free breakfast pastries in locations in Massachusetts earlier this year and is now selling the items in shops in the Hartford, Conn., area, Frankenthaler told Bloomberg.com.