Chick-fil-A to source cage-free eggs

by Erica Shaffer
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 Following the trend of many major companies, Chick-fil-A will be moving toward cage-free eggs.

ATLANTA – Chick-fil-A Inc. intends to serve 100 percent cage-free eggs at its restaurants nationwide by the end of 2026. The commitment to cage-free eggs follows the privately held company’s pledge in 2014 to serve chicken raised without antibiotics at all of its restaurants by 2019.

Rob Dugas, chief procurement officer and vice president of supply chain, said Chick-fil-A already is collaborating with its egg suppliers to begin the transition to cage-free egg production.

“With the majority of the egg industry currently relying on conventional hen houses, the transition to a new, cage-free system that can reliably and safely supply nationwide brands will take time,” Dugas said in a statement. “However, Chick-fil-A takes the transition seriously and has put in place a process to see the transition through.”

Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A operates nearly 2,000 restaurants in 42 states and Washington. The company reported system sales of $6 billion in 2015.

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