Arcos Dorados, the world’s largest McDonald’s franchisee, announced Thursday it will source 100 percent cage-free eggs by 2025, to reinforce its commitment to animal welfare, demonstrated by its existing practices in sourcing animal products including cattle and chicken.
To fulfill this commitment, Arcos Dorados will work in close collaboration with farmers, suppliers and experts in animal behavior to evaluate how it can support farmers throughout the transition and maintain the high quality of its restaurant supply.
“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,” said José Valledor, vice president of Supply Chain of Arcos Dorados.
“Once again, our supply chain is primed to surpass our clients’ expectations and fulfill growing demand,” he added.
This commitment by Arcos Dorados reflects a similar commitment by McDonald´s Corporation in the U.S. and Canada to exclusively source cage-free eggs by the year 2025.