July 15th, 2009
By Melissa Segrest
Green Right Now
A robin may be the mascot for the Red Robin restaurant chain, but chickens are the birds getting a big break from the company.
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers has more than 300 company-owned restaurants, and they are swiftly moving away from the use of eggs produced by hens that live in torturous conditions at factory farms across the country.
Photo: Humane Society of the United States
Right now, about one-third of the eggs in the Red Robin supply chain are “cage-free,” and they intend to have 100 percent of the eggs they serve come from cage-free hens by 2010, the company says.