Bruegger’s Bagels restaurant chain has joined the growing list of food retailers and grocery stores announcing that they will eliminate sow gestation stalls from its pork supply chain. The company has over 300 locations in 26 states, the District of Columbia and Canada.
“Bruegger’s Bagels cares deeply about creating a more humane and sustainable world,” said David Austin, Bruegger’s president. Austin said the company is working with its pork suppliers to eliminate gestation crates within our supply chain, and “we recognize it could take until 2022 to achieve this goal.”
The company, headquartered in Burlington, Vt., offers breakfast bagel sandwiches featuring bacon, ham or sausage.
Other companies making similar announcements include restaurant chains McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s. and Denny’s and food retailers Costco and Kroger.