Papa John's cleans up its menu and spends $100M

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Papa John's To Drop $100M For Cleaner Menu

Papa John's is spending big bucks on better ingredients for better pizza.
The popular chain expected to spend some $100M every year eliminating artificial ingredients from its menu.
It's currently focusing on 14 ingredients that will be banished by the end of next year.
And they're doing it for the kids!

CEO John Schnatter told Bloomberg News the change is designed to appeal to families with kids. Papa John's says they understand parents want their kids to eat balanced meals.

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Papa John's cleans up its menu and spends $100M
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: John H. Schnatter, Founder, Chairman & CEO of Papa John's International, Inc. rings the NASDAQ Opening Bell at NASDAQ MarketSite on January 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 24: Papa John's founder and CEO John Schnatter attends the Indy 500 on May 23, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - DECEMBER 06: John Schnatter attends the Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest held at the Silver Lake Lodge in Deer Valley on December 6, 2014 in Park City, Utah (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - DECEMBER 05: (L-R) Actress Eloise Broady, John Schnatter and John Paul DeJoria attend the Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest held at the Empire Lodge on December 5, 2014 in Park City, Utah (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: John H. Schnatter, Founder, Chairman & CEO of Papa John's International, Inc. rings the NASDAQ Opening Bell at NASDAQ MarketSite on January 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 29: Founder of Papa John's John Schnatter speaks onstage at the Spider-Man and Papa John's Pizza's announcement of 'Hometown Super-Heroes' in Times Square October 29, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 06: Paps John's CEO John Schnatter attends the 132nd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 6, 2006 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)
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Papa John's joins a long list of restaurants cleaning up its menu.

Taco Bell announced last month that it will kick out unnatural ingredients.

Chipotle has already eliminated genetically modified organisms (GMOs) from ingredients.

And Pizza Hut is planning to remove artificial colors and flavors from its "nationally available" pizzas by the end of July.

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