The Cheesecake Factory is one of the top restaurant chains in the U.S. with nearly 200 locations. They also oversee two other chain brands and sell a wide range of desserts to stores nationwide. The Cheesecake Factory proudly boasts their commitment to sustainability and their recent switch to cage-free shell eggs, but these eggs only account for 20% of the total eggs used in their operations. So then why is The Cheesecake Factory sourcing 80% of their eggs from cruel, unsafe, and unsustainable battery-cage farms?
With each cage the size of a filing cabinet drawer, packed with multiple birds, battery cage farms are hell on earth for the innocent hens that lay eggs for The Cheesecake Factory. This outdated agricultural practice is so cruel that it is already illegal in several states in the US and the entire European Union.
Thankfully, we've also seen lots of movement away from battery-cages in the private sector, too. In the last few years, some of the worlds largest food service providers and even fast food chains—companies like Compass Group, Aramark, Burger King, Mcdonalds, and more—have made commitments to phase out this horrible practice from their supply chain.
Even following these announcements, The Cheesecake Factory remains committed to sourcing eggs from battery cage egg farms—cruel factory farms where hens are trapped in cages barely larger than their bodies. Although their website says they are committed to “ensuring that our actions follow the highest ethical and professional standards”, it would seem that their actions suggest the exact opposite.
Please, sign our petition and let The Cheesecake Factory know that people like you do not want to be supporting this kind of extreme animal cruelty with their dining dollars. It's time for The Cheesecake Factory to do the right thing and join its competitors in the 21st century by pledging to boycott its support of factory farms company wide.