OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Dairy Queen is pledging to buy only cage-free eggs for its restaurants by the end of 2025.
The Minneapolis, Minnesota, based chain announced the goal on Tuesday. Dairy Queen is joining a growing list of restaurants, retailers and food producers making the change that animal rights groups demanded.
The new policy will apply to all eggs, liquid eggs and other egg products Dairy Queen uses. About 400 of the chain's 6,600 locations currently serve breakfast, and eggs are used as ingredients in some of its treats and other menu items.
McDonalds, Target, Wal-Mart, Costco, General Mills and ConAgra Foods have all made similar cage-free egg pledges.
International Dairy Queen is owned by Warren Buffett's Omaha, Nebraska, based Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate.