Carl's Jr., Hardee's add 'no antibiotics ever' chicken sandwich

by MEAT+POULTRY Staff
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The new chicken breast fillet also contains no artificial ingredients and no preservatives.
 

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s added the charbroiled chicken breast fillet to their menus on March 28. It is touted as having no antibiotics ever. The chicken breast fillet, which is available at participating restaurants nationwide, also has no artificial ingredients and no preservatives.

“While the public’s desire for decadent burgers isn’t going away anytime soon, more and more consumers are looking for ‘cleaner’ and more all-natural, menu options, too,” said Brad Haley, chief marketing officer for Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s. “We’re very proud to be able to offer an all-natural, charbroiled chicken breast fillet that has received no antibiotics ever.”

Both Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s will offer the charbroiled chicken fillet on the charbroiled chicken club sandwich and the charbroiled BBQ chicken sandwich, and Carl’s Jr. will also offer its charbroiled Santa Fe chicken sandwich topped with a sliced Anaheim chili.

“Antibiotic claims are kind of tricky,” Haley said. “Antibiotic free’ doesn’t mean the same thing as ‘no antibiotics ever,’ and we took the time to be able to offer our customers the most stringent standard we could.”

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