Friday, December 17, 2010

Red Lobster Introduces Gluten Free Menu

In response to a letter from our past president, Mary Wikle, Red Lobster restaurants are introducing a gluten-free menu.  Here is the letter:

Dear Mrs. Wikle,

Thank you once again for requesting that we develop a menu for people with food allergies. In response, we are introducing a new allergen menu that specifies whether each menu item contains any of the following ingredients:
  • Peanuts
  • Tree Nuts
  • Shellfish
  • Fish
  • Soy
  • Dairy
  • Wheat / Gluten
  • Eggs
As part of our ongoing commitment to transparency and choice in helping you meet your nutritional goals, we are also making available a downloadable and printable version of this menu at . While visiting our restaurants; you may obtain this menu from your server.

Since recipes sometimes change, we will update the allergen menu regularly. Please note the effective date printed on each menu, and visit your local Red Lobster or any time you want a current copy.

The allergen menu is now available in our restaurants in the U.S. only. We anticipate having an allergen menu ready for our Red Lobster restaurants in Canada in Spring 2011.

We hope you find this information useful. We appreciate having you as a valued guest at Red Lobster and invite you and your family to use this coupon the next time you dine with us.


Kim Lopdrup
President, Red Lobster


stokes0222 said...

This is amazing. Red Lobster has alays beenmy favorite restuarant and just recently i found out about a gluten allergy and it has changed my life alot. I am happy to know that tonight, i can gladly enjoy a great meal once again for my anniversary at RL! Thank you!

Marissa Stokes

Lynn M. said...

I don't see anything to get excited about. The only items listed that don't contain gluten/wheat are shrimp nachos and an appetizer of buffalo chicken wings. Those aren't my idea of a great meal.

Lynn M. said...

I don't see anything to get excited about. The only gluten/wheat free foods listed on the allergen menu are shrimp nachos and buffalo chicken wings. Not my idea of an anniversary meal.