Foodservice giant Tim Hortons, with more than 3,600 locations in Canadian and nearly 900 in the U.S., has committed to making the transition to 100-per-cent cage-free eggs.
The statement came via Tim Hortons’ parent company, Oakville, Ont.-based Restaurant Brands International (RBI), and the commitment applies to the company’s brands worldwide, which also includes Burger King.
“As a demonstration of our commitment to animal welfare, RBI is committed to transitioning to 100-per-cent cage-free eggs globally – and will accomplish that goal for our U.S., Canadian, and Mexican Tim Hortons and Burger King locations by 2025,” according to the RBI website. “We also continue engaging with our partners at The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International to better understand this issue and others like it.”
Sayara Thurston, campaign manager with Humane Society International/Canada, says: “Tim Hortons’ announcement is tremendous news for millions of animals. Timmie’s joining the cage-free movement is a clear signal that the future of Canadian egg production must be cage-free.”
According to a press release from Humane Society International/Canada, other companies that have committed to sourcing 100-per-cent cage-free eggs in Canada include McDonald’s, Subway, Nestlé, Starbucks and Unilever.