Chick-fil-A has officially joined the cage-free egg movement, announcing its plan to source 100 percent cage-free eggs over the next 10 years with an end goal of all eggs served nationwide to be cage-free by the end of 2026.
The switch to cage-free falls in line with Chick-fil-A’s commitment to serving chicken raised with “no antibiotics ever” by 2019, according to a release. This promise, which the company made in 2014, makes Chick-fil-A the first and only quick-service restaurant chain to commit to this standard for poultry.
Rob Dugas, chief procurement officer and vice president of supply chain for Chick-fil-A, says, “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. 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.”
The company has begun to collaborate with its egg suppliers to begin the transition, and has put a process in place for the entire initiative.