Taco Bell Will Switch to Cage-Free Eggs, Joining McDonald’s, Starbucks

November 16, 2015

By January 2017, Taco Bell will only serve cage-free eggs.

Today Taco Bell announced a new menu initiative that may please its breakfast waffle taco fans: The chain promises to switch to using only cage-free eggs in all of its U.S. locations — that’s more than 6,000 units — by December 31, 2016. Taco Bell joins McDonald’sStarbucksDunkin’ DonutsPanera, and others in its focus on using eggs produced by chickens that are allowed, at least some of the time, to roam free, outside of a cage. What makes Taco Bell’s announcement particularly noteworthy is its timeline: It will become the first fast-food chain…