Georgians for Pastured Poultry (GPP) applauds Atlanta chef and entrepreneur Shaun Doty’s move to open the first fast-casual chicken rotisserie in the state committed to sourcing 100% local free-range and pastured chicken. Doty’s commitment to animal welfare is growing, he is also the co-founder and executive chef of Yeah!Burger, which is dedicated to using grass-fed beef.
This announcement comes a month after GPP’s launch in Atlanta, where Shaun Doty prepared pasture raised chicken at the launch event. The coalition includes lead members Compassion in World Farming, Sierra Club and Georgia Organics. The group has set out to make Georgia the number one producer and consumer of higher welfare chicken in the country.
“I am personally deeply committed to using high welfare chicken not just because of the superior taste, but because it is more humane. People in Atlanta are demanding high welfare chicken, and I want to ensure that the demand is met,” said Shaun Doty.
“We fully support Shaun’s pioneering move that will directly result in thousands of chickens living a better life. As far as we are aware, this is the first fast-casual restaurant of its kind not just in the state, but in the southeast. Shaun is a true leader in his field and we are certain this will be a huge success.” said Leah Garces, USA Director for Compassion in World Farming.
The restaurant is set to open in September 2012 in the Ansely mall shopping center at Piedmont Avenue and Monroe Drive.