MANASQUAN, N.J. – Jersey Mike’s announced plans to serve turkey meat sourced from birds raised without antibiotics at more than 1,200 Jersey Mike’s locations across the United States.

The company said the new turkey breast meat is 99 percent fat free and is sourced from turkeys that are vegetarian fed. The meat also is free from nitrates, hormones and preservatives. The #7 Turkey Breast and Provolone sub sandwich is a top-selling item for the chain.

“Consumers are looking for cleaner labels so converting one of our highest-selling products to antibiotic free turkey made perfect sense,” said Michael Manzo, COO of Jersey Mike’s. “Since 1954, we have been committed to offering an authentic sub sandwich with top-quality ingredients, and this introduction maintains this tradition.”