In today’s society, a lot of people are opting for gluten free diets, whether its by choice or for health reasons. But it’s not that easy for a restaurant to be 100% gluten free. Randy’s Premier Pizza in Oakdale, Minnesota has accepted the challenge however, and is changing their establishment to 100 percent gluten-free.
Randy Hueffmeier, owner, deals with gluten sensitivities as well as wheat allergies, so about four years ago the eatery began offering gluten-free options. Now, after 32 years, the entire menu will be gluten-free. Once the transition is complete, Randy’s Premier Pizza will be one of the first 100 percent gluten-free pizzerias in the United States.
The plan is to close February 26th and reopen in early-to-mid March. And just because the eatery is becoming 100 percent gluten-free, staples of the restaurant aren’t going away. Their pizza challenge (4 people, 30 minutes, 30-inch pizza) will continue. The Minnesota-style, square-cut pizzas topped heavy with meat and cheese will prevail. And on Valentine’s Day, they’ll still serve heart-shaped pizzas.