Chick-fil-A

2 recent ratings
$ • Fast Food Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Chicken Fingers/Nuggets, Fries
100% of 2 votes say it's celiac friendly

Warning

This is a chain, which typically means a high risk of cross-contamination. It may not be possible to dine safely at this establishment.

5384 Fruitville Rd
Sarasota, FL 34232

Most Recent Reviews


Overall Rating

Review


I ate at this location 4 weeks in a row (once a week). I was never sick. I only ordered the grilled chicken sandwich & fries. The 1st three times, I was lucky enough to get the same cashier who remembered me. During my initial visit, she verified with her superior about gluten free items and got the manager booklet which had a list of all available gluten free items (which was good to know). After placing my order, she went to the kitchen line to tell them about my GF order. Upon receiving the order, my food was in the same bag as my family's, which I didn't feel very comfortable about---but, again, I did not get ill. At following visits, I ordered completely separately from my family, and it worked well.

During my 4th visit, I had a different cashier (name tag said Team Leader). First thing, I said that I require GF, which she nodded and continued with my order, saying she was entering to change gloves. She, too, went to the kitchen line regarding my order, but I did not hear what she said. While my family was ordering, I looked at my receipt, which did not mention GF or any allergy. When I mentioned it, she only said that she forgot to charge me for the GF bun (which was almost $2!!!). When I received my food, I could tell it wasn't GF. The sandwich was in a regular box---so, basically, they changed gloves to prepare my food but prepared it exactly the same as any other sandwich (the GF bun was not included). I mentioned to the person that it was suppose to be GF, and she happily re-did my order (the cashier heard me and mentioned that she forgot to include that). I was a bit nervous about eating my food (wondering if they just removed the bread), but I am guessing they didn't as I did not get ill.

I would return to this location but verify before completing my order that GF was added to my order. I wish ordering GF was simpler!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
Updated 7 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Havent had a problem at this location. Good service

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Grilled chicken nuggets don't taste that awesome, but the salads are pretty good. Decent gf items available. Just make sure they hear that your gluten intolerant'

Updated 10 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Allergen List
  • Bread/Buns
  • Chicken Fingers/Nuggets
  • Fries

Categories

  • Fast Food
  • Kid Friendly
  • Takeout

Notes


Chick-fil-A offers gluten free grilled chicken nuggets and many locations have dedicated fryers for fries. Check with your location if cross-contamination is a concern for you.

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Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Fantastic for even the most extreme Celiac individual! My very sensitive CD has never once been “glutened” at this location.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Very limited, gluten-free options. However, they do offer grilled chicken nuggets and often have a separate fryer set up for fries. Highly recommend speaking to the manager each time you go and order inside. With extra care and diligence, we have not had an issue eating here with her Celiac kiddo.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I needed to talk to a manager to get clarity but that’s ok. Gluten free bun that was pretty tasty and a dedicated fryer for fries. Celiac was noted on the order which was surprising but good. Of course my daughter was bummed that her chicken was breaded but I think the grilled is a good option.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Always okay for our celiac daughter. Nice to have a safe fast food option.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Hashimoto's

Overall Rating

Review


Ate at this new location and my first time at a chick-fil-a since becoming gluten free. I had heard good things about their gluten free stuff but was very disappointed when I was ordering in the app and saw that the gluten free bun option (and several other bun options) was grayed out as unavailable, so I had to order the grilled nuggets. The store was crazy chaos with trash cans overflowing, understaffed, disorganized (brought our food but not our drinks and looked surprised when I asked about the drinks), and without the service Chick-Fil-A is known for. They have been open for a little while so you’d think they’d have worked the kinks out. I would not trust it for cross contamination right now.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering

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