Jan. 4, 2010
Burger King Corp. is making it easier for customers with specific dietary needs, including gluten sensitivity, to identify menu items that fit their preferences. The company has released a "Gluten-Sensitive List," which features foods and ingredients on the U.S. Burger King menu that do not contain wheat, barley, oats or rye.
As part of nutrition efforts under its BK Positive Steps corporate social responsibility program, the gluten-sensitive nutrition information supports BKC's commitment to provide guests with access to detailed nutrition information so they can make informed choices that fit their dietary and lifestyle preferences.
The gluten-sensitive list and other nutrition resources, including detailed nutrition facts, meal planning tools and information about allergens for all U.S. menu items, are available at at the brand's Web site. Some examples of Burger King menu items in the U.S. that do not contain wheat, barley, oats or rye include:
- BK Fresh Apple Fries with low-fat caramel dipping sauce
- All Burger King beef patties
- Egg Omelet
- French fries
- Hershey's fat free milk
- Side salad (no croutons) with Ken's Honey Mustard, Light Italian or Ranch dressing
- Tendergrill chicken breast filet
In addition, under BK Positive Steps in nutrition, BKC has identified more than 350 Burger King meal combinations that provide 650 calories or less — approximately one-third of a daily 2,000 calorie diet. Examples of these meal combinations are featured on tray liners, queue signs and window decals at participating Burger King restaurants nationwide, as well as available online. The company also requires that all U.S.Burger King restaurants feature a detailed nutrition poster in a visible and prominent location near the counter as well as make nutrition brochures available for guests.