YORK, Pa. – Throughout June, Rutter’s is switching to cage-free eggs for all foodservice offerings in all stores, which will make Rutter’s the largest, publicly announced, U.S. convenience store chain to make the change to cage-free eggs this year.
Ninety-six percent of Rutter’s total egg business will be cage-free. Rutter’s expects the conversion to be completed by the end of this month. Cage-free eggs are defined as, “eggs laid by hens that are able to roam vertically and horizontally in indoor houses, and have access to fresh food and water,” by United Egg Producers. They will be offered to Rutter’s customers in a variety of items, including breakfast sandwiches, basket meals and wraps.
“Since the beginning of the year, we have been putting a focus on fresh and local products and ingredients used in our foodservice items. By choosing to go cage-free, we are appealing to the new demand for better eggs. This also aligns with our goal to provide our customers with restaurant-quality food,” said Ryan Krebs, director of foodservice.
With roots dating back to 1747, Rutter’s is the oldest family-owned food company in the United States. Rutter’s is widely known as an industry leader in food service, innovative technology and customer service, and has been recognized with many prestigious industry awards.