Pizza Hut goes au naturel with healthy ingredients
Following the trend of fast food restaurants trying to be less like fast food, Pizza Hut is now going for more natural ingredients. Makes you wonder what they were using before! Pepperoni and other sausages now won't contain any artificial preservatives and colors and will be free of nitrates and nitrites, says the chain. Sauces will be sans high-fructose corn syrup and mozzarella will be all-natural. The company promises the switch to using premium ingredients won't come with a heftier price for customers. So you can indulge both pocketbook and appetite.
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There's Long John Silver's Freshside Grille menu that's an alternative to fish fry, Dunkin Donuts' selection of flatbread sandwiches (flatbread being low-carb), and McDonalds, well, McDonalds rather go out of its way to convince you that it's good for you. The godfather of fast food hired mothers to blog about the health attributes of eating McDonalds. One of their arguments? That workers preparing your food wear sanitary gloves.
Fast food is fast food no matter which way you cut it. Being a Californian, the only benefit of the doubt I give is to In-and-Out Burger. At these chains, you get to watch them cut potatoes to make french fries, that's how transparent their processes are. That's a lot better than McDonald's, which is only just now switching to packaging that shows pictures of fresh food items like potatoes and lettuce -- what's actually in the kitchen, you'll never know.
But, in the end, it is nice to know that Pizza Hut is trying to keep up with the Joneses, who right now are into eating organic.