DENVER — Einstein Bros. Bagels, Caribou Coffee Co. and Peet’s Coffee — three concepts owned by JAB Holding Co. — will transition to cage-free eggs in all domestic locations by 2020.
“We at Einstein Bros. Bagels have a responsibility to ensure the humane treatment of animals and know that this is an important issue to our guests, employees, and franchisee and licensee partners, which is why we have committed to offering exclusively cage-free eggs in all stores by 2020,” said Curt Bourg, vice-president of supply chain, Einstein Noah Restaurant Group. “We are dedicated to serving the highest quality eggs available from farms that uphold the highest standard of humane practices.”
Einstein Bros. is the largest bagel retail company in the United States with more than 600 locations in 40 states, including the District of Columbia.
Caribou Coffee also announced its commitment to using cage-free eggs at all domestic locations by 2020. The coffee brand has been crafting a transition strategy to move to the use of cage-free eggs in all egg sandwiches.
“Today’s announcement to offer 100% cage-free eggs in all Caribou Coffee stores by 2020 underscores our commitment to serving the best quality eggs available from farms that uphold the highest standard of humane practices,” said Paul Turek, vice-president of global supply chain, Caribou Coffee.
Founded in 1992, Minneapolis-based Caribou Coffee has more than 274 company owned stores and 12 Coffee & Bagels stores in partnership with Einstein Bros. Bagels in the U.S., 130 domestic license locations in 19 states and 211 international franchise stores in 10 countries.
Peet’s Coffee, Emeryville, Calif., also announced its commitment to sourcing cage-free eggs in all company-owned locations by 2020.
“Peet’s is transforming its food program and as we evolve and expand our offerings we are committed to collaborating with our suppliers to reach our goal of using cage-free eggs by 2020,” said Paul Rooprai, senior director of marketing for Peet’s.