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on March 7, 2017

Boston Market chicken to be raised without antibiotics

Company’s rotisserie chicken to be raised without antibiotics by end of 2018’s first quarter

Boston Market’s rotisserie chicken products will soon be only from chickens raised without antibiotics.

As early as July of 2017, more than 75 percent of all Boston Market rotisserie chickens will be raised without the use of antibiotics; and 100 percent will be raised without antibiotics by the end of the first quarter in 2018.

“We couldn’t be more proud to become the first national chicken-specialty chain to reach the goal of serving our customers 100 percent antibiotic-free chicken by early next year,” George Michel, CEO of Boston Market, said in a press release. “Boston Market has already committed to the use of no antibiotics to stimulate growth in our rotisserie chickens for quite some time, and transitioning to all antibiotic-free chicken was the next logical step in the ‘Quality Guarantee’ we promise our guests.”

The Boston Market “Quality Guarantee,” which was unveiled in January 2017, acts as a continued commitment to all guests that Boston Market will serve all natural and fresh, never frozen, whole chickens that are also:

  • Raised on U.S. farms
  • MSG free
  • Gluten free

“Since our founding over 30 years ago, we have always been committed to providing our guests with the highest levels of food quality and transparency, which was reaffirmed when we launched our guarantee last month,” said Michel.

“While the rest of the industry continues to play catch-up in achieving milestones we’ve already accomplished, such as serving rotisserie chicken with no MSG, Boston Market is further elevating our standards by removing all antibiotics from our chicken by this time next year. I challenge other national chicken-specialty chains to remove MSG and commit to antibiotic-free chicken.”

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