BOSTON -(BUSINESS WIRE)- UFood Restaurant Group Inc. (OTCBB: UFFC) announced today that it has joined the growing national "sustainable food" movement through a new The Humane Society of the United States initiative that involves switching to cage-free eggs. Click here to view the Video News Release from UFood Restaurant Group, Inc. http://videoupdates.ceolive.co/ufood-grill-receives-praise-from-the-humane-society
Kristie Middleton, corporate outreach manger of the HSUS factory farming campaign, said, "UFood Grill has demonstrated that it takes social responsibility seriously and should be commended for improving the lives of animals in its supply chain. The Humane Society of the United States commends the company for taking a stand against keeping hens confined in cages so small they can't even spread their wings."
Cage-free hens generally have two to three times more space per bird than caged hens. These hens can walk, spread their wings and lay their eggs in nests. These behaviors are denied to hens crammed into battery cages.
Charlie Cocotas, chief operating officer of UFood Grill stated, "We are proud to be working with the Humane Society of the United States and to have made the change to cage free eggs in our great tasting menu offerings. Consumers are demanding natural ingredients in restaurant food today. We believe in using products in all our menu items, whenever possible, from animals that are not only raised naturally but are also hormone and antibiotic free."
Headquartered in Boston, MA UFood Restaurant Group, Inc. is a franchisor and operator of fast-casual food service restaurants. UFood Grill offers healthy lifestyle alternatives to consumers in the fast-casual restaurant space and is positioned to become a leading player in the "better-for-you" quick-serve restaurant category. The Company is led by franchise innovator George Naddaff, who founded Boston Market and led the franchising of several companies including Sylvan Learning Center and Ranch*1. Mr. Naddaff has a veteran management team with a successful record in the franchise market. UFood is currently launching a growth plan to franchise nationwide.