Starting January 1, House of Blues will serve only cage-free eggs to customers ordering from the dining menu. This groundbreaking initiative will have a large impact as the live music restaurant uses more than 2 million eggs each year.
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is credited with helping House of Blues develop the new cage-free policy and commended the company, which is owned by Live Nation, for taking "an important stand against one of the most inhumane factory farming practices."
"We applaud House of Blues and hope other entertainment companies will follow its lead with the food they sell," said Matthew Prescott, corporate outreach director of The HSUS' factory farming campaign.
Red Robin, Wendy's, Burger King, Denny's, Quiznos, Hardee's, and Carl's Jr. have already started making the switch from battery-cage eggs and are using some cage-free eggs in their restaurants.