McDonald’s, please offer Gluten Free burger bun!

McDonald’s, please offer Gluten Free burger bun!

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All across Europe you can purchase McDonald’s burgers with a gluten free bun, but not in the UK! Despite the growing number of Coeliacs or those choosing to loose wheat for health reasons this is STILL not an option. Why should we take our own bun (un-toasted, by the way) and pay the same price as those with a bun? We want the bun!

We feel the time has come where McDonald’s should consider our needs and provide the solution. Gluten free buns are available in McDonald’s in the following countries/regions: Andorra, Austria, The Canary Islands, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Gibraltar, Hungary, Ibiza, Italy, Majorca and Menorca, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland… if they can do it over there, surely they can do it here in the UK! Here is the standard reply from McDonald’s:

"Why don't the UK have gluten free buns like they do in Europe? The menus, and therefore the kitchen layout and equipment available in our restaurants located around the world vary. To offer gluten-free buns, we would need separate storage and toasting equipment in place to prevent cross-contamination, which many of our U.K. restaurants kitchens do not currently have the capacity to provide."

We are saying: McDonald’s have recently made room for the new McPlant burger and other vegan offerings. Whilst this is a great step forward for vegans, having a medical condition such as Coeliac Disease is not a dietary choice. Also, believe it or not, many Coeliacs are Vegan so still can’t have the bun! McDonald’s are offering other gluten free options such as Veggie dippers, the breadcrumbs on these are gluten free, so why do this if cross contamination cannot be controlled? Things are not going to change with regard to dietary requirements, McDonald’s, surely it’s time you caught up and became fully inclusive?

Support from anyone is much appreciated, whether this effects you directly or you just care about other people. I’m sure you all know a friend or family member who has to or chooses to avoid gluten. Psychologically it’s so damaging to feel left out or like you are being ‘awkward/picky’… try living in a Coeliac’s shoes for a few weeks and see how difficult it can be… eating out with friends, gatherings where everyone is provided for apart from you, is horrendous! Just going to McDonald’s or another eatery with family or friends and eating like they do… would be pure bliss.

Help families like these:

I have 4 kids and one is gluten free. It’s heartbreaking to watch the others tuck into a burger and my daughter sits and watches. Come on McDonald’s.... the world has woken up. I don’t know many places that don’t offer gluten free options!

Thank you. ❤️

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