Subway Trying to Go Healthy With Antibiotic-Free Rotisserie Chicken Sandwich

Subway is introducing antibiotic-free meats to its menu starting with this slow-cooked rotisserie chicken breast

Subway is finally phasing out its controversial antibiotics policies.

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The sandwich chain has been slowly rolling out new health-conscious menu changes, including a policy that would eventually phase out all antibiotic-raised meats. The newest addition coming to Subway menus nationwide March 1 is antibiotic-free rotisserie chicken, which will be followed by antibiotic-free chicken strips on April 1.

Subway confirmed in a press conference that it began with antibiotic-free chicken because it was an easier transition than other deli meats. The restaurant will also introduce antibiotic-free turkey within the next two or three years and officially be 100 percent antibiotic-free by 2025.

Other fast food chains like Wendy’s and Burger King have also pledged to take the antibiotic-free challenge. Scientists and the FDA have warned that increased antibiotics usage in livestock has led to a proliferation of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs.”

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The new rotisserie chicken will be available for pairing with any of the vegetables and cheeses regularly offered on Subway’s menu.