7 Fast-Food Chains That Use the Highest Quality Ingredients


With a vision like "One Panera for a Healthier and Happier World," it's no surprise that Panera serves up delicious food. Panera released its "No No List" in 2015, which prohibits the use of artificial substances.


"This is in stark contrast to most other fast-food establishments, where a single menu item can contain 40 or more components," according to Chipotle's website.

Shake Shack

Shake Shack is upfront about its dedication to using only authentic, natural ingredients in its burgers. Their mission, "Stand for Something Good," prompted them to consider what goes into their food and where it comes from with care and responsibility.


Sweetgreen's mission is to "connect people to real food in order to promote healthier communities." College students supported the startup because they wanted healthier cuisine that they could grab and go.


BurgerFi is a fast-growing burger company that's changing the game in terms of fast food quality. "BurgerFi was formed by gourmet chefs committed to offering the greatest quality fresh food," according to their website.

Noodles & Company

Noodles & Company has been committed to high-quality meals since 2015, with a forbidden ingredients list. The fast-food noodles joint's primary menu is free of artificial colours, flavours, sweeteners, or preservatives.


QDOBA is committed to high-quality cuisine and is working toward a 100% clean menu by 2023. "We aim to feed our guests the same way we feed our families: with high-quality ingredients that make us happy."

Fast food restaurants aren't recognised for serving high-quality cuisine, but some companies are working to alter that. In fact, several businesses now employ premium products to set themselves apart from the likes of Burger King.

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