New report grades what's really in your fast food meat

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A new report has researched the antibiotics in the meat supply of some of the largest fast food restaurants in the U.S.

Out of 25 chains, 16 received a failing grade.

Panera Bread and Chipotle received the highest grades for the second year in a row.

Both restaurants serve a wide variety of meat options that do not use antibiotics.

Chains like KFC, Starbucks and Burger King all received failing grades.

The report, dubbed 'Chain Reaction II', was written by several public interest groups.

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"Mc10:35" from McDonald's 
"Apple Pie McFlurry" from McDonald's

“Animal Style” Burger/Fries from In-N-Out

Starbucks' "Butterbeer Frappuccino"

Burger King's "Rodeo Burger"

A triple-layered drink from Starbucks

McDonald's' "McGangBang Sandwich"
Starbucks' "Nutella Frappuccino"
Chipotle's "Quesarito"
"Green Tea and Cotton Candy Frappés" from Starbucks
Dairy Queen's "Arctic Rush Float"
“Grand Slam" from Wendy's
"Neapolitan Milkshake" from McDonald's

"Thin Mint Frappuccino" from Starbucks

Subway's "Pizza Sub"

The scorecard grades restaurants on their antibiotic policies & practices, as well as their transparency regarding their meat and poultry supply chains.

Twice the number of restaurants got a passing grade this year compared to last. Researchers suggest this is because of consumer and investor pressure.

The CDC named antibiotic resistance as one of the top 5 health threats facing the U.S. each year.

Experts believe that the widespread use of antibiotics in the food supply is creating drug-resistant superbugs.

These are just more substantial reasons to watch what you eat.

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