Ed’s Easy Diner, the Andrew Guy-led American diner chain, has become the first restaurant to be accredited by Coeliac UK with an 85% gluten-free menu.

It is one of the first burger chains to offer gluten-free buns for its burgers and hot dogs and includes 15 burger options and five hot dogs as well as seven breakfast options and three desserts including a chocolate brownie.

Sarah Sleet, chief executive of Coeliac UK said: “We know eating out safely is a top concern for people with coeliac disease, who must follow a strict gluten-free diet for life. We are working with the catering industry to help them deliver good quality menu choices for people with coeliac disease and we are delighted Ed’s Easy Diner is recognising the importance of catering for this market by gaining accreditation from Coeliac UK and offering a separate gluten-free menu.”

Ed’s has received the accreditation from the national charity for coeliac disease in the UK.

The new menu states the some products in the kitchen do contain gluten but they are stored and prepared separately.

Recent research from the British Society of Gastroenterology has shown that one in 100 people in the UK have coeliac disease however most people who have coeliac disease don’t actually know they have it with around only one in 800 people have been diagnosed with it.