Ted’s Montana Grill Named Best Gluten-Free Chain
Ted’s Montana Grill has been named “Best Gluten-Free Restaurant Chain” in the 2012 About.com Gluten-Free Readers' Choice Awards, an online competition where About.com readers nominated and voted on their favorite gluten-free products and options.
The restaurant company introduced its gluten-free menu in 2005 and added a new gluten-free Salt-and-Pepper Trout entrée this spring.
For the first time in its history, the About.com Celiac Disease - Gluten-Free Diet site, a website dedicated to providing the latest in the celiac disease/gluten sensitivity, participated in the annual About.com Readers' Choice Awards. This reader-driven awards program began on About.com's technology channel in 2008 and has expanded to highlight the best products, features and services across a wide variety of topics.
This year’s Gluten-Free Readers’ Choice Awards showcased some of the best gluten-free products and restaurants available today across six award categories: bread, bread mixes, frozen pizza, pasta, cookies, and restaurants.
“Although we’re known for our bison specialties, we try to feature options for many types of dietary needs,” says Chris Raucci, corporate chef for Ted’s Montana Grill. “We’re proud to be recognized for our gluten-free choices and plan to continue enhancing our gluten-free menu to offer new products.”
The restaurant company continues to evaluate and enhance its gluten-free menu. One example is the new Salt-and-Pepper Trout, a healthy, lighter option for guests, with just 650 calories per serving. This fresh, flaky fish is topped with a flavorful house-made salsa of roasted corn, tomatoes, cilantro, and a hint of citrus, and served with sides of oven-roasted asparagus and vine-ripened, sliced tomatoes.
The rest of the gluten-free menu includes appetizers, salads, entrées, burgers, sides, desserts, and even kids’ meals. Guests can start with an appetizer of Grilled Shrimp; choose from seven different salads with six dressings such as “Eggless” Caesar; enjoy one of eight entrée options, including Bison, Beef Tenderloin Filet, Cedar Plank Salmon, and Roast Turkey; and top it off with Häagen-Dazs ice cream, a hand-made milkshake, or a float.
The restaurants also offer 16 burger options without the bun (guests can also bring their own buns), made with naturally raised bison, Certified Angus beef or all-natural chicken, and served with a side of the popular gluten-free fresh-cut french fries.