Panera Is Among Many Restaurants Removing Harmful Ingredients From Their Food.

You’ve probably read too much salt and too much sugar is bad for you. You ‘re also aware of how harmful sugar and salt substitutes can be for your health. Panera ‘s among several restaurants changing their menu and opting for healthy ingredients. Panera’s a bakery-café fast food breakfast place founded in Fourney, Texas back in 1981. The restaurant created a No-No List of ingredients that they’re no longer going to include in their cooking. The most recognizable ingredients include: High Fructose Corn Syrup, artificial colors and flavors, aspartame, lard, MSG(Monosodium Glutamate/Sodium Glutamate ), maltodextrin, saccharine, and many many other sweet and salt ingredients. Panera is the first fast food chain to list the ingredients they‘re dropping from their menu. Their CEO and founder, Ron Shaich decided to eliminate harmful ingredients because his children eat at Panera every day.
The restaurant removing 150 preservatives and additives from the menus by the end of the 2016. Panera spent months trying to detox their salad dressings. So far, the restaurant got rid of Carboxymethylcellulose sodium salt and other ingredients with names difficult to pronounce and remember. Restaurants like Chipotle and McDonald’s are planning to rework their menus and ingredients. McDonald’s has a new grilled chicken recipe that doesn’t contain maltodextrin. Chipotle removed GMO( genetically modified organisms) from burrito bowls. Brian Torchin is excited at the prospect that Chipotle wants to be the first GMO free restaurant.