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No Compromises.

By the end of 2016, we’re removing all artificial preservatives, colors, sweeteners and flavors from our food in all U.S. bakery-cafes. Learn more about our clean food journey and our No No List.

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Our Commitment to You

To us, it’s all about trust. To that end, we carefully evaluate ingredients and menu items against three core areas.

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Positive Impact

We are committed to making a positive impact on our food system. We believe guests deserve to know not only what is in their food, but where it comes from and how companies are impacting the food system.

Clean Ingredients

We are advocates for clean food. We’re committed to sourcing and serving high-quality ingredients without artificial additives including added MSG, artificial trans fats, and ingredients we don’t believe need to be in your food.

Transparent Menu

Our menu is diverse. We’re committed to transparency to empower guests to choose how they want to eat.


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Positive Impact: Animal Welfare

Panera is on a journey to ensure the highest possible animal welfare standards. Learn more about our reduction in use of antibiotics and confinement.

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