Krispy Kreme, Au Bon Pain Commit to Cage-Free Eggs


QSR Magazine 

July 15, 2021


Krispy Kreme, the famous doughnut and coffee chain that ranks among the 50 largest quick-service restaurant chains with more than 1,400 retail shops in 25 countries, and Au Bon Pain, a premiere quick-service restaurant café chain with over 200 locations globally, each won praise this week from animal protection non-profit Lever Foundation for committing to use only cage-free eggs and egg ingredients in their locations worldwide.


“We are on pace to convert 75% of our global system and 100% of U.S. Branded Sweet Treat products to cage-free by the end of 2021 [and] use 100% cage-free eggs globally by 2026,” notes Krispy Kreme in an updated responsible sourcing commitment released on the company’s website last week. Over 1,000 of Krispy Kreme’s 1,400 stores are located outside of the U.S., including hundreds of locations in Asia.


“We intend to work with our supply chain partners to source and use only cage-free eggs and egg products in all locations globally by 2025,” announced QSR chain Au Bon Pain in a new animal welfare commitment also released via the company’s website. “Au Bon Pain is committed to high standards of animal welfare across all of our operations.” Au Bon Pain has over 200 locations globally, with one-third of those located in Asia...