Dickey's Barbecue commits to antibiotic-free chicken
Aug. 10, 2016
by MEAT+POULTRY Staff
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Dickey's has committed to stripping its meats of all antibiotics including their chicken breast.
DALLAS – Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is promising its customers that all its meats contain “No B.S.” (bad stuff). Beginning Aug. 15, all chicken sold by Dickey’s will not contain antibiotics. Products include the signature slow-smoked chicken breast, as well as the whole smoked chickens and chicken nuggets offered in kids’ meals.
“Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is constantly working toward our mission of authenticity with a conscience – specifically greater sustainability and responsibly sourced products,” says Tamala Fowler, vice president of purchasing and R&D at Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants Inc. “We not only hope to serve our guests great-tasting products, but to serve the highest quality, healthiest and eco-friendly foods so that our guests can feel confident in their choices for their families.”
The chicken sourced for Dickey’s restaurants is 100 percent vegetarian fed, cage-free and humanely raised. The chain also boasts that its locally made sausage and pork products are made without nitrates, nitrites (except for those naturally occurring in celery powder), artificial coloring or flavors.