Quick service restaurant chain Arby’s has committed to transitioning into serving only cage-free eggs at its U.S. restaurants. The company stated that it intends to complete the transition by 2020.
“While eggs are a small part of our menu and less than 400 of our restaurants serve breakfast, Arby’s believes this is an important commitment and means that our eggs will be sourced from hens raised in a cage-free aviary system, which allows hens to roam freely through open spaces,” the company said in a statement that was released earlier in December.
With the announcement, Arby’s joins a growing list of restaurant chains to commit to serving only eggs from cage-free hens. Other restaurant chains to reveal plans to transition to serving cage-free eggs include Subway, Shake Shack, Dunkin’ Donuts, Jack in the Box, Qdoba, Taco Bell, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Caribou Coffee, Panera Bread and McDonald’s.
Other companies, including General Mills, Kellogg, Royal Caribbean and Carnival Corporation, have committed to similar pledges to sell and serve cage-free eggs.
Arby’s, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is the first nationally franchised sandwich restaurant brand in the United States, with more than 3,300 restaurants worldwide. The company was founded in 1964.