How Papa John’s Is Changing its Menu in 2016

January 12, 2016, 4:40 PM UTC
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An employee places a freshly-baked pizza in a box at a Papa John's International Inc. pizza restaurant in Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011. Domino's, which has 4,900 stores in the U.S. and 4,400 international locations, will open as many as 300 stores a year over the long-term, with most being in overseas markets. Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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Papa John’s is committing to its “better ingredients” mantra by getting rid of artificial flavors and synthetic ingredients.

The new policy will be applied to all Papa John’s (PZZA) menu items, including pizza, toppings, desserts, and sauces. The company invests upwards of $100 million each year to improve the quality of its products, according to a press release.

It’s the first U.S.-based pizza chain to make the switch.

“We’re so proud to be able to show our customers how much we care about what they’re eating,” Sean Muldoon, the senior vice president of research and development at Papa John’s, said in a statement. “This exemplifies Papa John’s continued efforts to deliver high-quality products. It’s the right thing to do.”

This is the second move Papa John’s is making to improve ingredients in two months. At the end of last year, Fortune reported that the chain would remove antibiotics from its chicken products by the summer.

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