Dunkin’ Donuts will only source eggs from cage-free operations for all of its restaurants in the United States by 2025.

Dunkin’ Donuts in 2012 announced that it would be transitioning toward cage-free eggs, but at the time, it only stated that it would transition 5 percent of its eggs to cage-free by the end of 2013. In March, it announced that 10 percent of its eggs would be from cage-free hens by the end of 2016. However, it did not reveal when it would fully transition to cage-free eggs until this week.

The company is making the transition through a partnership with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), which has been a longtime advocate for ending the use of cages in egg production.


 “We have a responsibility to ensure the humane treatment of animals, an issue we know is also important to both our franchisee community and our loyal guests,” said Christine Riley Miller, senior director of Corporate Social Responsibility for Dunkin’ Brands. “We are proud to continue our efforts towards sustainable sourcing, and are committed to our partnership with the Humane Society of the United States to help the egg industry eliminate the use of cages in our supply chain.”

Additionally, the company has pledged to map its international supply chain to determine the feasibility of transitioning to 100 percent cage-free eggs on a global basis.