Ted’s Montana Grill Gluten-Free Menu Receives Award

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,” said 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 everything from Bison or Beef Tenderloin Filet to Cedar Plank Salmon to 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. In fact, Jane Anderson with About.com Guide said it was Ted’s fries that “won a lot of the readers over.”

Ted’s Montana Grill is inspired by the Old West and a simpler time, when saloons served authentic food and drink to everyone, from cowboys to land barons, and genuine hospitality was a virtue. Ted’s is known for its time-honored American favorites, made 100% fresh, hand-prepared and served with pride – from traditional comfort food to special signature dishes. Headquartered in Atlanta, Ted’s Montana Grill was co-founded in 2002 by Ted Turner, the media entrepreneur, environmentalist and philanthropist, and award-winning restaurateur George McKerrow. Learn more at http://www.tedsmontanagrill.com, or find Ted’s on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/tedsmontanagrill or on Twitter, @tedmontanagrill.