Shoney’s, America’s Dinner Table since 1947, announced its commitment to serve 100 percent cage-free eggs in all of its restaurants by 2025. The announcement makes the All-American restaurant brand one of the first within the family casual dining segment to commit to only cage-free eggs.
Shoney’s will work with its suppliers to back the brand’s dedication to the humane treatment of animals and expects a smooth implementation of this directive over the next few years.
“We have begun the process of working closely with our suppliers to determine the best sourcing for our eggs and want to be advocates of and partners with the evolution of our supply sourcing chain,” says David Davoudpour, Shoney’s chairman and CEO. “We feel this is the right move for our iconic brand and is part of our overarching commitment to providing our guests with fresh quality food at a great value, in the right way. We are proud to be a leader in this cage-free initiative.”
Eggs are a brand staple for Shoney’s, which has served all-day breakfast for nearly 70 years. In addition to being featured on Shoney’s Legendary Breakfast Buffet, available cooked-to-order from the menu, eggs are the featured item in Shoney’s All-Star Breakfast, which includes two freshly cracked eggs over easy with two slices of Shoney’s signature crispy bacon, savory breakfast potatoes and a freshly prepared buttermilk biscuit, all for $4.99. Shoney’s serves over 50 million eggs per year to its valued guests.
“This is about a movement, not a trend,” continues Davoudpour, who acquired Shoney’s in 2007. Since then, he has been on a driven and spirited mission to revive and reinvigorate Shoney’s family-friendly, southern style restaurants, which was one of the premier family dining concepts in the U.S. “Eggs have been a part of our great history and will be a part of this brand’s bright future.”