Pizza Fusion Supports Gluten-Free Lifestyle

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Organic pizza franchise offering gluten-free food and beer for followers of gluten-free diet.

Pizza Fusion (http://www.pizzafusion.com), a new organic pizza franchise, is offering gluten-free pizza as a health conscious alternative for followers of the latest diet trend. The wheat-free or gluten-free diet is the fastest growing nutritional trend, popular among individuals with celiac disease and believers in the diet's nutritional benefits.

"We're very proud to offer gluten-free selections on our menu," Vaughan Lazar, co-proprietor of Pizza Fusion explains. "We have a loyal following from the gluten-free community who frequent our stores. I've personally met a number of people afflicted with celiac disease who haven't eaten pizza in years and some who've never even had pizza before. I always enjoy seeing the look on their face when they discover they can enjoy fresh cooked pizza again."

Gluten is a protein found in grains such as wheat, barley, rye and oats. Individuals afflicted with celiac disease are allergic to gluten and typically experience chronic digestive reactions when ingesting gluten. If left untreated, celiac disease can cause damage to the small intestine, autoimmune disorders, infertility, neurological conditions and even cancer. In the United States, nearly one in every 133 people suffers from celiac disease. By following a strict diet of gluten-free foods, the negative effects of celiac disease can be avoided.

"I've had celiac disease since I was 18, so I know what I'm missing," M. Margolis, a lawyer from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, states. "Until Pizza Fusion, I was forced to settle for frozen pizzas the size of a large cookie from the grocery store. Now, I can eat hot, fresh made pizza again, like I used to enjoy so much. Celiac sufferers now have a reason to smileā€¦ especially on football Sundays."

Aside from suffers of celiac disease, gluten-free foods are a popular choice among people who experience bloating and distress from consuming gluten-laden foods and drinks. Additionally, many selective diets already pursue a low gluten approach to eating, including the Atkins and other low carb diets.

All of Pizza Fusion's pizzas are available gluten-free, excluding pies with sausage and barbecue sauce. Pizza Fusion also serves gluten-free brownies and Redbridge, a new gluten-free beer brewed by Anheuser-Busch.

About Pizza Fusion

Founded by college buddies Michael Gordon and Vaughan Lazar in February of 2006, Pizza Fusion offers an all-natural and organic menu of gourmet pizzas, sandwiches, wraps, salads, desserts, beers, wines and more. Pizza Fusion addresses the needs of today's health conscious consumer with concern for both the individual and environment. By promoting the organic movement and practicing an eco-friendly approach in all operations of the company, Pizza Fusion is 'Saving the Earth, One Pizza at a Time'. Based out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Pizza Fusion is currently franchising across the United States. For additional information, visit: http://www.pizzafusion.com.

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Eric Haley

Vice President of Communications

Pizza Fusion

6555 Powerline Rd., Suite 101

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Office: (954) 202-1919

Fax: (954) 202-1929

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