The company said it’s working to meet the goal before that date and already owns and operates bakeries and plants for meat and frozen food processing.
White Castle has been working with the Humane Society of the United States on the initiative, and the company’s vice president, Jamie Richardson, said the decision is a response to “customer preferences”:
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. We’re proud to serve our guests food that both comes at a value and aligns with their values.
The announcement is the latest in a string of nutritional changes by fast-food companies.