Crate-Free: Weinerschnitzel, Jack in the Box Join Up

Two quick service restaurant chains announce moves to crate-free pork this week.

Published on: Sep 7, 2012

Galardi Group, franchisor of the hot dog restaurant Weinerschnitzel, and Jack in the Box, operator of both Qdoba Grill and Jack in the Box restaurants announced supply chain moves to crate-free pork this week.

Galardi Group pledged a complete change to crate-free pork by 2022, according to a release from the Humane Society of the United States. Galardi operates 350 Weinerschnitzel stores.

“The move toward a gestation crate-free environment is consistent with Wienerschnitzel’s commitment to provide the highest-quality food, and we support the efforts of pork suppliers to ultimately eliminate the use of gestation crates,” Alan Cline, director of purchasing and product development, said in the HSUS release.

Jack in the Box and Weinerschnitzel join several other restaurant chains and companies that have moved to pork supply chains using group housing.
Jack in the Box and Weinerschnitzel join several other restaurant chains and companies that have moved to pork supply chains using group housing.

Jack in the Box also plans to complete the transition to create-free by 2022. The company released an Animal Welfare Report which indicated the move to group housing. The company says they have begun discussing the transition with their suppliers.

Jack in the Box is a San Diego-based company that operates more than 2,200 Jack in the Box restaurants and 600 Qdoba restaurants.