Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Einstein Bros. Bagels and Caribou Coffee have joined the movement to only serve eggs that come from cage-free hens. All three chains aim to make the transition by 2020.
In addition, the three companies will be working with the American Humane Association’s (AHA) Humane Heartland team to craft farm animal welfare policies for their supply chains.
"We commend Peet’s Coffee, Caribou Coffee and Einstein Bros. Bagels on their proactive stance to further their commitment to sustainable and ethical sourcing practices," said Marion Garcia, DVM, American Humane Association’s Chief Veterinary Officer and head of the Humane Heartland program. "We are pleased to work with leaders in the restaurant industry and provide our expertise in developing animal welfare policies that are realistic and attainable."
"We at Einstein Bros. Bagels have a responsibility to ensure the humane treatment of animals and know that this is an important issue to our guests, employees, and franchisee and licensee partners, which is why we have committed to offering exclusively cage-free eggs in all stores by 2020. We are dedicated to serving the highest quality eggs available from farms that uphold the highest standard of humane practices," said Curt Bourg, vice president, Supply Chain, Einstein Noah Restaurant Group.