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Healthiest fast food: Colorado chains make top 10

The Denver PostDenver, CO Colorado

DENVER, Colorado Three Colorado companies were on the list of the Top 10 Healthiest Fast Food Chains chosen by Health Magazine in its March issue. Broomfield-based Noodles & Co., which ranked first last year, ranked fourth this time. Denver-based Chipotle ranked sixth, and Lakewood-based Einstein Bros. Bagels ranked ninth.”We are very excited to be on the list again in 2009 because having healthful menu options is a priority for us,” said Jill Preston, spokeswoman for Noodles & Co.Health Magazine surveyed the 100 biggest fast- food chains and ranked them based on expert reviews. They were judged on use of healthy fats, preparation, healthy sodium counts, availability of nutritional information and use of organic products.The top three chains are Panera Bread, Jason’s Deli and Au Bon Pain. And a surprise for the magazine: McDonald’s cracked the Top 10 this year with a ranking of eighth. Elizabeth Aguilera, The Denver Post


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