White Castle Takes A Spot On The Cage-Free Eggs Bandwagon, Promises To Make The Switch By 2025

The cage-free eggs bandwagon is so crowded right about now, we might as well call it a “bandsemitruck.” Joining its restaurant pals and other food companies in promising to use only eggs from hens that aren’t caged is White Castle, which says it’ll make the transition by 2025.

The company announced Friday that any eggs it sources for its 400 restaurants in 13 states will come from cage-free hens by 2025. The 95-year-old chain also owns and operates its own meat-processing plants, bakeries, and frozen-food processing plants.

White Castle says it’s been reviewing the issue for months with the Humane Society.

“Switching to cage-free eggs is something we’ve seriously considered since we began looking at the issue, and today’s announcement represents us being responsive to customer preferences,” said White Castle VP Jamie Richardson. “We’re proud to serve our guests food that both comes at a value and aligns with their values.”

Recently, Subway, Dunkin’ Donuts, McDonald’s, Taco Bell, and Panera Bread have made similar announcements, as well as a slew of food companies. We’ve set a calendar reminder (for 2020 for some and 2025 for others, depending on their announcements) to check on their progress in the future. We’ll let you know in a few years how things are going.