Exactly five years have passed since Jack’s made a commitment to broiler chicken welfare and cage-free eggs. As you know, the world has changed a lot since then. Like many businesses, restaurants were hit very hard but the Covid Pandemic. This pandemic took many resources to navigate and only brought more hardships in the form of supply chain issues. Unfortunately, these setbacks, along with avian flu outbreaks and egg shortages, have made it challenging to work with our vendors to accomplish our objectives.
While the world has changed, our commitment to humanely treating animals has not, and we still care about animal welfare. As 2023 unfolds, things appear to be improving with supply chain and workforce stability. As the smoke clears, we aim to bring a focus back to these initiatives. In Q4 of 2023, Jack’s will have honest conversations with suppliers about progress toward these initiatives and try to build a roadmap on how and when we can reasonably and responsibly achieve these goals.