SONIC Announces Timeline to Source and Serve 100% Cage-Free Eggs
OKLAHOMA CITY - February 1, 2016 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ:SONC), the nation's largest chain of drive-in restaurants, today announced it will serve 100% cage-free egg products in its restaurants by 2025. Each year, SONIC purchases 155 million eggs to serve 81 million Breakfast Burritos and Breakfast Toaster® sandwiches.
"Today's customer wants to know their food is sourced responsibly," said Cliff Hudson, Sonic Corp. CEO. "Our announcement today reinforces SONIC's continued commitment to the care and welfare of the animals in our supply chain and transparent communication with our customers about our practices."
"SONIC was one of the first restaurant chains to address animal welfare, and its cage-free announcement now demonstrates how seriously it takes the issue," said Matthew Prescott, senior food policy director for The Humane Society of the United States. "We welcome SONIC's shift to cage-free eggs as an important advancement."
The Company has also committed to eliminating gestation crates for sow housing from its supply chain by 2022 and continues to make progress against that goal.
SONIC, America's Drive-In, is the nation's largest drive-in restaurant chain serving more than 3 million customers every day. Nearly 90 percent of SONIC's 3,500 drive-in locations are owned and operated by local business men and women. For more than 60 years, SONIC has delighted guests with signature menu items, more than 1.3 million drink combinations and friendly service by iconic Carhops. To learn more about Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ/NM: SONC), please visit sonicdrivein.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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