It seems that more and more fast food restaurants are going the “antibiotic-free route,” and now Burger King can be added to that list.
The mega burger chain’s parent company, Restaurant Brands International, announced that 2017 will be the year U.S. Burger King locations stop using antibiotic-laden chickens, according to Reuters.
That means all their chicken products, from Chicken Fries to their Original Chicken Sandwich, will be be using a cleaner kind of fowl.
Not everyone is impressed however, as skeptics believe that the policy only applies to a limited amount of antibiotics, and there is still a wide variety of drugs that can be used in the chicken, according to the Chicago Tribune.
It’s possible that Burger King is trying to keep up with McDonald’s, who started using antibiotic-free chicken in 2016. Hell, even Subway’s rotisserie chicken is antibiotic-free.
Tim Horton’s, the Canadian-based coffee shop that is also owned by Restaurant Brands International, will start using antibiotic-free chickens in its products, as well.