DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In a continued effort to elevate the products we bring to consumers, Einstein Bros. Bagels announced today that it is making a commitment to work with our suppliers, licensees, and industry partners to improve the welfare of broiler chickens that we source and ensure that by 2024 we buy only chicken that is produced in alignment with the following standards set by the Global Animal Partnership (GAP), an international farmed animal welfare certification program:
- Source only chicken breeds approved by GAP as having higher welfare outcomes
- Source only chickens that are given improved space to reduce stocking density per GAP standards
- Offer improved living environment to include lighting, litter, and enrichment per GAP standards
- Process all chickens more humanely through a multi-step, controlled-atmosphere processing system
- Demonstrate compliance with the above standards via a third-party audit
By sourcing higher-welfare chickens with better living conditions and more stringent processing requirements, we believe that we will give the chickens we source a better quality of life as well as bring our consumers a better quality of product to enjoy.
“We at Einstein Bros. have worked hard to elevate our products, from delicious bagels made with simple ingredients to the great products we put on them. Making a commitment to ensure all broiler chickens we buy are treated with appropriate welfare standards is an important step in this work to offer the best food we can to our guests,” said Kerry Coyne, Senior Vice President - Marketing, R&D, and Catering, Einstein Noah Restaurant Group.
This commitment is the next step in our journey to elevate our products through quality ingredients. Our commitments to cage-free eggs, meats with no artificial ingredients or preservatives, nitrate-free bacon, and cheese and cream cheese free of artificial flavors showcase some of the changes we have made to offer elevated products to our consumers so our food not only tastes good, but feels good, too.
About Einstein Noah Restaurant Group
Einstein Bros.® Bagels is part of the Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc. family, a leading quick-casual company also known for the Noah's New York Bagels® and Manhattan Bagel® brands. Einstein Bros.® is a neighborhood bagelry that's always cooking up a new way to bagel. Known for its fresh-baked bagels available in a variety of flavors and signature double-whipped shmears, Einstein Bros. also serves gourmet bagel sandwiches, coffee, espresso, sweets and snacks. Einstein Bros.® is proud to be the largest bagel retail company in America with more than 600 locations in 40 states and the District of Columbia. To learn more, visit www.einsteinbros.com.