Pizza Hut is making strides to become the first national pizza company to serve completely antibiotic-free chicken wings. Just last year, the chain successfully removed all antibiotics from poultry served on pizza, and now the chain is promising to rid them from the rest of the menu over the next four years.
“We are dedicated to listening to our customers and to serving better food. Today’s announcement to no longer serve chicken raised with antibiotics by 2022 demonstrates our commitment to serve food that not only tastes great, but that customers can feel good about eating,” Pizza Hut chief brand officer Marianne Radley said in a release. “Our customers are our business, and we will continue to push ourselves to ensure that we are delivering the quality food and quality experience our customers expect and deserve.”
Over the years, Pizza Hut has tidied its use of synthetic ingredients. In 2015, the chain successfully omitted all artificial flavors and colors from its core pizzas. The following year it was announced that controversial butylated hydroxyanisole and butylated hydroxytoluene would be removed from all meats, and in 2017, artificial preservatives previously used in the chain’s cheese were eliminated.
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