Bangkok, Thailand, headquartered Minor Food Group, a restaurant group with 2,200 outlets operating in 27 countries worldwide, has announced that it will use only cage-free eggs and egg ingredients in all of its restaurants worldwide.

Updating its animal welfare strategy, the company has announced an end date for use of sourced eggs by 2027.

Minor said: “Eggs are a staple in many of our products and we strive to provide our customers with the highest quality and safest ingredients.

“We are pleased to announce our commitment to source 100% of eggs (shell, liquid and egg products) from cage-free sources for all owned and franchised operations in our portfolio by the end of 2027. With our worldwide presence, Minor Food’s commitment to the cage-free initiative will have a positive impact on animal welfare and sustainable food sourcing at both the local and global level.”

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Minor operates numerous own-brand restaurant chains and is a licensee of global QSR brands including: Burger King, Benihana, Dairy Queen, Sizzler and Swensen’s. Its major markets are Thailand, China, and Australia, but also operates across Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Singapore and Indonesia, as well as having numerous operations in the Middle East, Europe and North America.

The company worked with animal protection NGO Lever Foundation to developing its cage-free commitment.

Lever campaign manager, commenting on the updated animal welfare strategy, said: “Over 50 of the world’s largest food companies have committed to sue only cage-free eggs across Asia and globally. Minor Food Group is now the largest Aisa-based restaurant group to make this some commitment”.