By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Restaurants | Issue: April 2012
Jeff Dunnigan, manager of culinary research & development, created the recipe for the new gluten-free pizza at Mazzio’s.
Mazzio’s Italian Eatery announces the addition of a gluten-free pizza to its menu at select locations. Guests can create their own 10-inch or specialty gluten-free pizza. The new pizza is available for dine-in and carryout at specific locations.
According to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), approximately three million people have Celiac disease, and 10 million Americans have some form of intolerance or sensitivity to gluten. “Adding a gluten-free pizza is a must to better serve all of our customers, including those with gluten allergies,” said Greg Lippert, president and CEO of Mazzio’s. “We realized the need for a gluten-free option and have strived to make it as close to the Mazzio’s traditional pizza recipe as possible.”
Alicia Wilbins of Owasso has Celiac disease and is thrilled about the gluten-free addition to the Mazzio’s menu. “It’s refreshing to go to a restaurant and find pizza that is delicious but a great gluten-free option,” she says. “I have always enjoyed the great salad bar at Mazzio’s but this allows me to actually go out for pizza with friends and family.”
Many people without gluten allergies thrive on a gluten-free diet as well. According to the NFCA, this diet is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing nutritional movements in America, gaining popularity for its health and therapeutic benefits. Eating a gluten-free diet may improve one’s health by alleviating symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, insomnia, and joint and muscle pain, among others.
With 163 locations in nine states, Tulsa-based Mazzio’s Italian Eatery, established in 1961, offers customers fast service, convenience, value and quality. Its extensive menu features a wide variety of pizza, pasta, salad and sandwiches. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Mazzio’s is perfect for dine-in, carryout, delivery or catering.
Gluten-free pizza is available for dine-in or carryout at the following locations:
Sheryl Sowell was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Will Rogers High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northeastern State University in 2007. She has worked for Value News as editor, writer and advertising copywriter since 2008. She enjoys meeting and interviewing people for Value News articles, learning about their backgrounds, and helping to promote their businesses and local events. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new recipes and crafts from Pinterest, attending concerts and sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. Sheryl lives in Tulsa with her fiancé Paul, their daughter Scarlett, and their two dogs, Gunner and Boo.