Papa John's Makes Good on Clean Menu Promise

Menu items from Papa John’s International, Inc. no longer contain 14 ingredients that the company originally vowed to remove in June 2015, including artificial colors, preservatives, and sweeteners. The Louisville-based pizza chain announced the accomplishment Oct. 4 in a letter from John Schnatter, chairman and chief executive officer.

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“We have completed the full removal of these unwanted ingredients across our entire food menu,” Mr. Schnatter said in his letter addressed to “Dear fellow pizza lovers.” “We continue to be a brand leader when it comes to clean ingredients by achieving key milestones on our promise of better ingredients, better pizza, which was pledged over 30 years ago. We are incredibly proud of the work we have done, and continue to do, to fulfill this promise.”

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