Subway to move to all cage-free eggs by 2025

Chicago Tribune

Subway said Monday that it would use all cage-free eggs by 2025, joining other fast-food restaurants planning to make the transition amid pressure from consumers and animal welfare organizations.

Milford, Conn.-based Subway has already started to use cage-free eggs in some markets across the U.S. and Canada. Subway first introduced cage-free eggs when it launched breakfast in 2010. It has 30,000 locations in North America.

Subway uses cage-free eggs in Australia and eggs from free-range hens in Europe.


The timeline announcement comes amid a new ad campaign for Subway, focusing on the freshness of the chain’s food. Subway has announced plans to remove all artificial colors, flavors and preservatives by 2017, and use all antibiotic-free proteins in U.S. restaurants by 2025.

McDonald’s, Taco Bell, KFC, Dunkin’ Donuts, Panera and other restaurant chains have made promises to move to cage-free eggs within the next decade.

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