Panera 2point0

Panera Bread: "Food as it Should Be"

The Clean Food Initiative

  • On January 1, 2017, Panera Bread announced that all of its menu items are 100% clean. 
  • 100% clean means: no artificial flavors, preservatives, sweeteners and colors from artificial sources.
  • All soups, salads, sandwiches, breakfast, bakery items and Panera at Home products meet the 100% clean standard.
  • Ingredient spotlight: Bacon Made Better!
Panera Bread has high standards for its bacon. 100% clean, 100% awesome.

  • Quote: Founder & CEO Ron Shaich: "At Panera, we want to serve food we want our own families to enjoy. Offering a clean menu free from all artificial flavors, preservatives, sweeteners and colors from artificial sources is one way we can help our guests feel confident about the food they eat at Panera,” said Ron Shaich, Panera Bread founder and CEO. He concluded, “Panera’s clean food is foundational to serving food as it should be."

About Panera Bread Company

  • 2,024 bakery-cafe locations  in 46 states, District of Columbia and Canada
  • Focused on good food served by people who care
  • Fast Company named Panera the #1 Most Innovative Company in Food in 2015

Contact Information

  • Emily Ellickson-Brown, Media Specialist,
  • Victoria Gaffney, Media Specialist,


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