Fact Sheet

Top Food Companies Moving Away From Overuse of Antibiotics on Industrial Farms

Consumers across the United States are demanding meat and poultry raised without antibiotics—and large producers, restaurants, and other institutions are listening. Following is a list of some leading companies offering responsibly produced food.

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Restaurants and food service providers Headquarters Number of locations Menu items raised without antibiotics
Boloco Boston 23 Beef, chicken (dark meat only)
Bon Appétit Management Co. Palo Alto, CA 500 Chicken, turkey, ground beef
BurgerFi North Palm Beach, FL 58 Hamburgers, hot dogs
Burgerville Vancouver, WA 39 Hamburgers, chicken, turkey, pork
Carl's Jr.  Carpinteria, CA  3,500 Hamburger 
Chick Fil-A*  Atlanta  1,850  Chicken 
Chipotle Mexican Grill Denver 1,200 Chicken, beef, pork
Chop’t New York 25 Chicken, beef
Culver’s Prairie du Sac, WI 500 Chicken
Cosi Boston, MA 115 Chicken
The Counter Culver City, CA 36 Hamburgers
Elevation Burger Falls Church, VA 39 Hamburgers
Farmer Boys Riverside, CA 72 Hamburgers
Good Times Golden, CO 39 Hamburgers, chicken
Houlihan’s Lakewood, KS 78 Chicken
Noodles & Co. Broomfield, CO 339 Pork
Panera Bread St. Louis 1,708 Chicken, turkey, ham
Pret A Manger London 295 Chicken, beef, pork
Restaurant Associates New York 100 Chicken, turkey, pork
Roti Chicago 22 Chicken
Shake Shack New York 25 Hamburgers
Sweetgreen Washington 22 Chicken, bacon

*  - Chick-fil-A announced in February of 2014 to switch to serving chicken raised without antibiotics within 5 years.

Food producers Headquarters Products raised without antibiotics
Applegate Bridgewater, NJ Poultry, beef, pork
Bell & Evans Fredericksburg, PA Poultry
Coleman (Perdue) Salisbury, MD Poultry
Estancia Beef San Francisco, CA Beef
Evol Foods Boulder, CO Poultry, beef, pork
FreeBird Fredericksburg, PA Poultry
Harvestland (Perdue) Salisbury, MD Poultry
Luvo Atlanta, GA Turkey, chicken, beef
MamaMancini’s East Rutherford, NJ Beef and turkey meatballs
Meyer Natural Angus Loveland, CO Beef
Miller Poultry Orlandd, IN Poultry
Mom Made Foods  Alexandria, VA  Turkey, chicken, beef 
Murray’s South Fallsburg, NY Poultry
Niman Ranch Alameda, CA Pork, beef, lamb
Ranch Foods Direct Colorado Springs, CO Beef
Redbird Chicken Englewood, CO Poultry
Saffron Road Stamford, CT Chicken, lamb
Springer Mountain Farms Mt. Airy, GA Chicken
Thousand Hills Cattle Co. Cannon Falls, MN Beef
White Oak Pastures Bluffton, GA Beef, lamb, chicken
Supermarkets Headquarters Number of stores Private-label brands raised without antibiotics
Ahold USA (Giant, Martin’s Peapod, and Stop & Shop) Carlisle, PA 770 Nature’s Promise
Delhaize America (Food Lion, Hannaford Bros., Sweetbay, Bottom Dollar Food, and Harvey’s) Salisbury, NC 1,553 Nature’s Place
The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. (A&P, Food Basics, the Food Emporium, Pathmark, Superfresh, and Waldbaum’s) Montvale, NJ 300 Greenway and Mid-Atlantic Country Farms
H-E-B San Antonio 150 H-E-B Natural and Central Market Organic Meats
Kroger Cincinnati 2,424 Simple Truth
Publix Lakeland, FL 1,072 Publix GreenWise Market
Safeway Pleasanton, CA 1,600 Open Nature and O Organics
Supervalu Eden Prairie, MN 400 Wild Harvest
Trader Joe’s Monrovia, CA 400 Trader Joe’s All Natural and Trader Joe’s Organic
Wegmans Rochester, NY 84 Food You Feel Good About
Whole Foods Market Austin, TX 340 All meat and poultry

Hospitals, schools, and large institutions

A number of other places also are buying more meat and poultry raised without antibiotics

  • 49ers Levis Stadium (Santa Clara, CA)
  • Boulder Valley School District (Boulder, CO)
  • Burlington Public Schools (Burlington, VT)
  • Chicago Public Schools
  • Delta Air Lines (Atlanta)
  • Fletcher Allen Health Care (Burlington, VT)
  • Jefferson County Public Schools (Jefferson County, CO)
  • Jefferson County Public Schools (Kentucky)
  • Kenmore Mercy Hospital (New York)
  • McCormick Place (Chicago)
  • Midway International Airport (Chicago)
  • Minneapolis Public Schools (Minnesota)
  • National Park Service (Washington)
  • O'Hare International Airport (Chicago)
  • Omaha Public Schools (Omaha, NE)
  • Overlake Hospital Medical Center (Bellevue)
  • Philadelphia Zoo
  • Portland Public Schools (Oregon)
  • San Diego Unified Public Schools (San Diego)
  • Shedd Aquarium (Chicago)
  • St. Paul Public Schools (Minnesota)
  • Swedish Covenant Hospital (Chicago)
  • University of California Los Angeles Hospitals
  • University of California San Francisco Medical Center
  • University of Washington Medical Center (Seattle)
  • Yellowstone National Park

This guide is not intended to represent all companies encouraging the responsible use of antibiotics in meat and poultry production. Restaurants and food service providers are limited to those with at least 20 locations. To add your company's name to this list, please contact saveantibiotics@pewtrusts.org

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