How Papa John’s is Offering Better Ingredients
Papa John’s has always been an advocate for better food, and with their tag line “Better pizza. Better ingredients” they’ve built a great reputation for themselves by offering food that’s generally better for the populace. With the general push for people to eat healthier, even fast food chains are jumping on the bandwagon and Papa John’s isn’t sitting this one out.
Papa John’s has always been working hard to provide fresh meals to consumers. Until pretty recently, it was the only pizza chain to not use frozen doughs.
It has also taken great pride in its all-natural sauce, 100% real beef and pork, and vegetables that are sliced fresh daily in its stores.
A lot of people don’t think that these meal preparation methods are enough to make the pizza chain a healthy food source. Papa John’s heard the pleas and is currently working hard on improving their menu items to better embody the company slogan.
Removed MSG from its ranch dressing:
While MSG did provide the umami flavour to the sauce, it is much healthier not to use this ingredient.
Removed cellulose from mozzarella cheese:
Cellulose is an additive commonly used in dairy products to stabilize them, and to lower their fat contents. It’s safe for consumption, but since it is basically just powdered wood pulp, it isn’t something you want in your system.
Became the first fast food chain to remove high fructose corn syrup from the entire menu:
HCFS is believed to cause great health risks than other sweeteners, including metabolic issues like obesity and diabetes.
Aims to only offer chicken that were raised without antibiotics and only fed a vegetarian diet:
This means that the chicken you’ll be eating from this chain is all-natural and free of chemicals that can be harmful to your health.
Has a large “NO” list that includes trans-fats, fillers in core meat toppings, BHA, BHT, & partially hydrogenated oils:
These artificial ingredients have all been eliminated from the preparation of the chain’s menu, so consumers can enjoy healthier meals.
Papa John’s was created to offer the public healthier options when it comes to pizzas, and their recent move to eliminate artificial ingredients shows great commitment in staying true to their promise of “Better Pizzas. Better Ingredients.”