I am a little concerned about what is going on at Jason’s Deli. I have been going there for a while now (frequently making my cover photo a picture of the gluten-free BLT with avocado) and am just now finding out that their gluten free sandwiches are not truly gluten-free.
They have HUGE signs at the counter promoting their gluten-free offerings. Each time I go I ask if they are taking proper precautions while prepping the food and they usually change out their gloves and prepare my sandwich on a separate surface like wax paper or something. Last week was a day like any other, I ordered my usual gluten-free BLT with avocado and even noticed they now sell loaves of Udi’s gluten-free bread for around $12 or something. However, when I got my meal it came with this lovely “legal” notice.
What? AFTER I have purchased my sandwich is the time to spring this legalese on me? I just don’t understand. Didn’t we learn anything from the Domino‘s Pizza and California Pizza Kitchen debacles? Why even offer gluten-free at all if you are not taking precautions to make it available for everyone who is gluten-free. I just don’t understand why you would have something that is gluten-free when the people who need it most can’t even have it. On top of that, tell me on my sandwich that I already paid for!
I wonder if this is in response to dietary discrimination investigations going on around the country that are being spearheaded by the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.
I am very disappointed and feel like Jason’s Deli is taking the easy way out, when all they have to do is implement a few procedures to avoid cross contamination. Heck, they could even limit the number of sandwiches that are gluten-free. I am also sad that my list of places that are safe for me is getting shorter and shorter. Good bye Jason’s Deli...