Ann Arbor, MI (PRWEB) October 10, 2013
Cottage Inn is taking strides to satisfy customers with gluten allergies and intolerance with the launch of its new gluten-free blog. The gourmet pizza chain has offered gluten-free options since 2009, giving customers with celiac disease and gluten intolerance a comparable alternative to the original menu items. The company reports that 10% of their franchise owners have celiac disease, meaning Cottage Inn has a personal investment in satisfying the gluten-free market.
Cottage Inn is bringing awareness to celiac disease and gluten intolerance, not only by serving up a gluten-free menu, but additionally, by blogging about gluten related news and subjects for the rising number of gluten-groupies across America. The company has incorporated this beneficial resource into their new website and has shown considerable enthusiasm about the opportunity to inform others.
Cottage Inn’s Vice President of Operations, Deborah Masse, has made it clear that the company goes to considerable lengths in an effort to bring variety to customers with highly sensitive food allergies. “Each of our gluten-free items has gone through rigorous review and testing. Creating a substantial gluten-free crust that not only meets the strict gluten-free health guidelines, but also matches up as far as taste—that was where the difficulty presented itself,” Masse says.
“We have worked tirelessly to perfect each of our gluten-free items, and we’re proud of the wonderful response they have received. We want to establish ourselves as an authority in gluten-free products and we take that mission very seriously.”
Cottage Inn employees are specifically trained to ensure their gluten-free items stay clear of cross-contamination. Using an assortment of utensils and containers specific to gluten-free ingredients keeps customers safe from accidentally ingesting gluten.
While other pizza companies have incorporated gluten-free crust into their menus, they typically stop there. Cottage Inn has taken further steps to include gluten-free cheese bread and subs. Any of Cottage Inn’s specialty pizzas can be made with gluten-free crust and the gluten-free sandwiches come in four different flavors: Italian, Ham & Cheese, Turkey & Cheese, and Veggie.
Cottage Inn has stayed ahead of the curve with their all-inclusive approach to delivering quality items for the individual needs of their customers. The company has shown a sincere appreciation for the difficulty that comes with looking for gluten-free items, which explains why Cottage Inn has spent the time looking for ways to knock the box-top off the myth that eating gluten-free can’t be just as delicious—and nutritious—as eating the original thing.
About Cottage Inn
Founded in 1948, Cottage Inn has the distinction of being the first restaurant in Ann Arbor, MI to serve pizza. The Original Cottage Inn still operates as a popular restaurant in downtown Ann Arbor and remains the company’s flagship today. In 1975, Cottage Inn began to expand into carryout and delivery services to meet the demands of its growing popularity. Today, there are over 40 Cottage Inn stores and franchises in operation throughout Michigan and Ohio.