February 1, 2016
Burger King Commits to 100 Percent Cage-Free Eggs
Burger King joins other major brands in eliminating eggs from hens confined in battery cages
Burger King has committed to eliminating eggs produced by hens confined in cages from its egg supply chain by switching to 100 percent cage-free eggs.
The announcement comes via Burger King’s parent company, Restaurant Brands International. It applies to all the company’s brands worldwide—including Burger King and Tim Hortons, Canada’s largest restaurant chain—with a goal of accomplishing the transition in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico by 2025.
Throughout the world, a large proportion of egg-laying hens are confined for their whole lives in wire battery cages, so small they cannot even fully stretch their wings.
Elissa Lane, deputy director for Humane Society International, said: “Burger King joining the cage-free movement in North America is a clear signal that the future of egg production is cage-free. We look forward to seeing Burger King set a similar timeline for its restaurants in Asia, Africa, and the rest of the Americas.”
Other companies that have committed to sourcing 100 percent cage-free eggs include Grupo Bimbo, Marriott International, Nestle and Unilever. Globally, the cage-free movement includes dozens of the food industry’s largest players.
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