Last updated on December 28th, 2015 at 12:17 pm
Papa John’s says that by summer 2016 its grilled chicken pizza toppings and chicken poppers will consist of poultry that is raised without human and animal antibiotics, as well as fed a 100 percent vegetarian diet.
Papa John’s is the first national pizza chain to pledge removal of antibiotics from some of its chicken. The move complements Papa John’s already extensive list of “‘no’ ingredients,” including: no trans-fats, MSG, fillers in core meat toppings, BHA, BHT and partially hydrogenated oils.
“This antibiotics initiative embodies everything our brand stands for,” said John Schnatter, founder and CEO of Papa John’s. “I started this company (more than) 31 years ago on a foundation of quality and a commitment to my customers to deliver on a promise of ‘Better Ingredients. Better Pizza.’ By serving high-quality chicken products without added human or animal antibiotics, we’re just taking the next step on our journey to always get ‘Better.’”