Chain Ditches Battery-Cage Eggs

Large restaurant chain goes cage-free.

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Sometimes it seems as though big-name food chains aren’t mindful of how they get food on the plates or into the bags of consumers. But with one major restaurant, Red Robin, some animal issues are taking flight. Red Robin recently announced that it will no longer use battery-cage eggs. By 2010, the company will use exclusively cage-free eggs from within the US. The company is also taking a closer look at where it purchases pork, and claims to be working with suppliers to phase in gestation crate-free pork. According to Senior Vice President Susan Lintonsmith, the company has realized that customers are concerned about the origins of what is on their plates. Customers, keep questioning!