Global coalition urges leading restaurant brands to go cage-free

The coalition wants battery cages removed from egg supply chains
calendar icon 2 March 2022
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The Open Wing Alliance has launched a global animal welfare campaign urging Five Guys, Panda Express, Outback Steakhouse, and The Cheesecake Factory to eliminate battery cages from their egg supply chains. Led by 80 major animal protection organisations in 63 countries, the global coalition calls on the leading restaurant brands to release cage-free commitments for all locations.

The campaign follows the release of the Global Cage-Free Restaurant Report, featuring the global industry leaders that have abandoned cages, and those that have fallen behind. More than 100 global commitments to end the use of battery cages have been made by some of the largest companies in the world, including KFC, Burger King, Dunkin', Krispy Kreme, and Shake Shack. According to a press release from Open Wing Alliance, leading brands like Five Guys, Panda Express, The Cheesecake Factory, and Outback Steakhouse have not made commitments to switch to cage-free egg suppliers.

"Restaurants around the world are eliminating cages altogether, though brands like these fail to even address some of the most basic improvements to their treatment of animals," says Alexandria Beck, Director of the Open Wing Alliance. "Consumer demand for better welfare grows every day. These crowd favorite restaurants need listen to customers by putting a stop to the needless animal abuse taking place every day in their supply chains."

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