Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc. announced its plan to source 100 percent cage-free eggs over the next 10 years, with the eggs to be served in all restaurants nationwide by 2026.
“Ever since we first opened our doors more than 50 years ago, our customers have trusted us to serve them simple, delicious food made with the highest quality ingredients,” says Rob Dugas, chief procurement officer and vice president of supply chain for Chick-fil-A. “Today, our customers' lives are busier than ever, and we appreciate that they trust us to provide an on-the-go experience they can feel good about. Our transition to cage-free eggs reinforces our commitment to provide wholesome menu options that continue to meet the needs of our customers.”
Chick-fil-A has already begun collaborating with its egg suppliers nationwide to begin the transition.
The announcement is the latest step the company has taken to advance transparency--following the company’s commitment in 2014 to serve chicken raised without antibiotics in all Chick-fil-A restaurants by 2019. The chain previously removed trans fats from all menu items and condiments in 2008; offers lemonade made of three simple ingredients: lemons, water and pure cane sugar; and continues to look for ways to increase the transparency of its menu.