Subway debuts antibiotic-free chicken sandwich

Subway Anti-Biotic Free Sandwich

Subway has unveiled a new sandwich that is made with only antibiotic-free meats.

The fast food chain promised in October to go antibiotic-free. The new sandwich is a rotisserie-style chicken offering that will go on sale starting March 1.

The Subway sandwich features all white-meat chicken and no artificial color or flavor.

The company hopes to sell only antibiotic-free meat in the United States by 2025. The company says it wants to convert to antibiotic-free chicken products by the end of 2016.

Subway will switch to antibiotic-free turkey products in the next two to three years, and all antibiotic-free pork and beef products between 2020 and 2025.

“We have always supported nutrition transparency, 100% of the time, and we’ve done our best to inform our customers of the nutrition values,” said Lanette Kovachi, Subway’s corporate dietitian. “For about 20 years now, we’ve put that information out there.”

Subway has been seen as a healthy food chain that has failed to remain on top of the biggest trends in healthy food. It is also dealing with a harsh fallout following Jared Fogle’s guilty plea and sentencing for possessing child pornography and paying for sex with underage girls.

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The company will also roll out a new carved-turkey sandwich to its “Fresh Fit” menu.  That menu includes six-inch subs on whole grain bread that are low in saturated fat and come in at less than 400 calories.

Written by Tammy Johnson

Tammy Johnson

Tammy Johnson is the Retail Editor at BusinessPundit. She focuses on Fortune 500 retail company's and disruptive brick-and-mortar and e-commerce companies that are changing the retail landscape.