"It is truly an honor to be recognized by Health magazine for offering a 'comprehensive menu of healthy choices for every meal,'" says Ron Shaich, Panera Bread's co-founder, chairman & CEO. "We strongly believe that every detail matters, which is why we work so hard to offer our customers a variety of quality, wholesome ingredients. This recognition serves as great reinforcement for Panera Bread to keep giving our customers menu options they can feel good about."
To conduct the research for this article, an expert panel of dieticians and nutritionists surveyed and scored the nation's 100 largest fast food chain restaurants based on factors such as the use of healthy fats and preparations, healthy sodium counts in entrées and availability of nutritional information, among other criteria.
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