Nov 18, 2015

Taco Bell to Serve Cage-Free Eggs by the End of 2016

Taco Bell expects to fully transition to exclusively serving cage-free eggs at all of their U.S. restaurants by December 31, 2016.

The plan follows a similar announcement by McDonald's earlier this year but while McDonald's implementation calls for a 10 year plan, Taco Bell's plan is meant to be completed in a little over a year. It should be noted that while both chains mostly use eggs for their respective breakfast menus, Breakfast counts for about 25% of McDonald's overall sales according to a Bloomberg estimate (possibly more now with the roll-out of all-day breakfast) and only about 6% of Taco Bell's overall sales. Regardless, Taco Bell expects to be the first national fast food/quick serve restaurant to completely switch to cage-free eggs

The brand's eggs will be verified as "American Humane Certified" according to the cage-free egg production standards set forth by the American Humane Association.

Photo via Taco Bell.

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