The largest operator of McDonald’s restaurants in Latin America and the Caribbean plans to have 100 percent cage-free eggs in its supply chain by 2025.
Arcos Dorados is the largest fast food restaurant chain in Latin America and the Caribbean, operating more than 2,100 McDonald’s restaurants in 20 countries in the region. It is also the world’s largest McDonald’s franchisee.Cage-free egg production does not entail animal welfare disadvantages. Cage-free hens are able to walk, spread their wings and lay their eggs in nests, vital natural behaviors denied to hens confined in cages.
“As the pre-eminent brand in Latin America, we are committed to being at the forefront of industry best-practice initiatives. We will continue to ensure that our customers are consuming high quality products, in accordance with animal welfare policies. Once again, our supply chain is primed to surpass our clients’ expectations and fulfill growing demand,” Arcos Dorados said in a statement.
Grupo Toks, a Mexican restaurant company, also recently committed to a cage-free supply chain. Arcos Dorados has made the policy move after years of dialogue with animal welfare organization Humane Society International (HSI).
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