Three Colorado locations are offering the pre-baked gluten-free alternative
DENVER (November 12, 2013) – Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill is testing MyBread gluten-free pre-baked pita in its Aurora, Lone Tree and Glendale, Colorado locations now through April 2014. If the test determines MyBread pita is a viable option for the restaurant concept, additional or all Garbanzo locations will begin carrying the gluten-free product.
Founded by a diagnosed celiac, MyBread is a 100 percent dedicated gluten- and nut-free wholesale bakery located in Chicago, Ill. MyBread’s pita is certified by The Gluten-free Certification Organization (GFCO), which represents the strictest standards in third party certification.
“Many of our menu items are naturally gluten-free, and over the years our guests have come to know us as a gluten-free-friendly restaurant,” explains Alon Mor, Garbanzo founder, president and CEO. “Considering our pitas are one of our signature items, we wanted to offer guests a gluten-free alternative. MyBread, founded and operated by someone who personally faces dietary restrictions due to celiac disease, is a good option for customers trying to avoid gluten.”
“It’s exciting for us to see such a strong commitment to the gluten-free consumer from a top quality, growing restaurant chain such as Garbanzo,” says Ryan Scott, a MyBread founding member and director of sales and marketing. “While it is becoming more and more common to see gluten-free options at restaurants, it is our personal experience that regional and national restaurant groups have lagged a bit behind. When presented with the idea of adding a gluten-free pita, it was immediately apparent that the Garbanzo management team saw value and an opportunity to commit to a growing, loyal and outspoken customer base.
“By pairing Garbanzo’s flavorful, authentic and healthy dishes with our gluten-free pita, I am confident we can provide those who adhere to a gluten-free diet with an experience they haven’t had in a long time, if ever!”
Locations currently testing MyBread gluten-free pita:
6750 S. Cornerstar Way
Aurora, CO 80016
9996 Commons St.
Lone Tree, CO 80124
630 S. Colorado Blvd.
Glendale, CO 80246
Garbanzo is following strict handling procedures for MyBread pita to help avoid gluten cross contamination. The restaurant concept, which makes its own pita from scratch in each location throughout the day, is not a gluten-free facility, however, and does not guarantee zero cross contamination in its stores.
MyBread is a 100 percent dedicated gluten- and nut-free wholesale bakery located in Chicago, Ill. The company’s goal is to provide the highest quality and best tasting baked goods for the gluten-free lifestyle. It believes in “gluten-free integrity”, meaning all of its flours are carefully sourced from dedicated gluten-free mills and ZERO gluten is allowed inside its facility. MyBread’s pita is certified by The Gluten-free Certification Organization (GFCO), representing the strictest standards in third party certification. For more information about MyBread, visit www.mybreadbakery.com.
About Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill
Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill is owned and operated in Colorado. The company’s founder, Alon Mor, grew up in the Mediterranean region and is a 20-year veteran of owning and running restaurants. St. Louis Bread Company/Panera Bread founder Ken Rosenthal is also co-founder of the company. Garbanzo uses only the freshest, quality ingredients for its made-from-scratch recipes, and provides several vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.
Garbanzo currently has 25 company- and franchisee-owned locations nationwide with new markets opening across the country. To learn more about Garbanzo, visit www.EatGarbanzo.com, www.facebook.com/GarbanzoMedGrill or www.twitter.com/GarbanzoGrill.