The Humane Society of the United States has targeted Steak 'n Shake and Jack in the Box as part of its effort to pressure companies to stop purchasing eggs from caged hens, pork from crated pigs, and poultry from producers that use certain slaughter methods. HSUS has purchased shares of both companies so it can legally propose internal changes.
Matthew Prescott, corporate outreach director for the HSUS factory farming campaign, has charged both companies with a complete lack of meaningful movement on animal welfare.
HSUS has been successful with similar campaigns. Restaurant chains such as Burger King, Wendy's, Quiznos, Denny's, Hardee's and Carl's Jr. have already created policies more to the animal activist group's liking.