100% of our food is 100% clean.
A look at our clean journey.
Food as it should be. That's food we think tastes better, feels better, does better. It's clean food. Food without artificial preservatives, sweeteners, flavors or colors from artificial sources.
In June of 2014, we announced our plans to remove these artificial additives from our food menu by the end of 2016. Today, we can say with 100% certainty (and that's hard to come by), that 100% of our food menu is clean.
We achieved our goal, but of course, this is only the beginning... Here’s a look at some of the important milestones along our clean journey.
After two years of hard work (and 60 versions of Broccoli Cheddar), our soups were deemed 100% clean in January 2016. That’s every single spoonful.
Summer of 2016 brought more than just salad season. It was a time to celebrate fresh ingredients and, for the first time, 100% clean salads. From crisp greens to croutons, tender proteins to flavorful dressings, every choice is free of “No Nos”—the artificial ingredients on our No No List.
Fall of 2016 marked some big moments in clean food at Panera. The star of the season? Our deli turkey. Made with just four simple ingredients—turkey breast, water, sea salt and potato starch—it’s now 100% clean, has 50% less sodium than our old deli turkey, and comes from turkeys fed a vegetarian diet and raised without antibiotics.
Bacon. This beloved breakfast staple overcame its artificial shortcomings to become a star of our 100% clean food menu—complete with a better bite and smokier taste—in late 2016.
With the new year comes a sweet treat: a new clean cookie lineup.
Panera at Home
Our commitment to clean doesn’t end at our door. Now all of our Panera at Home grocery products are clean too. From refrigerated soups and salad dressings to coffee and sliced breads, it’s easy to make meals you can feel good about for your family.