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Read Our Beaks: Chick-fil-A Takes 'No Antibiotics' Vow

Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwich
Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwichPhotograph by Rich Addicks/The New York Times via Redux

Chick-fil-A’s famous chicken sandwiches will still be breaded and fried, but soon they won’t come with antibiotics.

On Tuesday, Chick-fil-A, the privately held food chain based in Atlanta,announced that it intends to serve chicken “raised without antibiotics” at all its restaurants within five years. It sounds like a clear-cut promise. The history of such vows, though, isn’t so simple.