CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries Announces Shift To Cage-Free Eggs



CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries Announces Shift To Cage-Free Eggs

Its Nearly 200 Restaurants Will Transition to Cage-Free Eggs Over the Next Five Years

CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries, Inc., the largest craft brewery restaurant operator in the country, announced today that its nearly 200 restaurants will fully transition to serving cage-free eggs by 2022.  Its core brands — Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants, and Rock Bottom Restaurants & Breweries – are committed to making the transition to cage-free eggs over the next five years.

“We are excited to join other restaurant companies and transition our egg supply to certified cage-free hen houses,” said Stan Frankenthaler, Chief Officer of Food, Beverage and Strategic Supply for CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries. “We understand how important this has become to our guests and are committed to the use of cage-free eggs. This still enables us to deliver the same quality, made-from-scratch food that we serve our guests in our restaurants everyday.”

Based on growing consumer demand and industry trends, many restaurants are transitioning to cage-free eggs over the next decade.  CraftWorks will work with suppliers to complete a 100 percent transition in its U.S. restaurants, which use approximately 2.5 million eggs a year.

“This transition won’t happen overnight, but we’ll work diligently over the next few years to source the eggs and reach our goals as a company,” added Frankenthaler.  “It’s the right decision for CraftWorks, as we are always looking to serve the interests of our guests and continue to operate as a leader and innovator in the casual dining segment.”

CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries, Inc. is the largest craft brewery restaurant operator in the country with nearly 200 franchised and company-owned restaurants primarily operating under the Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants and Rock Bottom Restaurants & Breweries brands.  As a leader in the craft beer focused casual dining segment, CraftWorks also operates strong regional brands, and employs more than 12,000 people throughout the U.S.  All of CraftWorks’ restaurant brands have innovative menus with made-from-scratch food and a vast selection of unique craft beer, as well as unbeatable service and loyalty programs with over a half-million active members.  Based in Broomfield, Colo., CraftWorks is not only committed to serving its loyal guests, but also the communities in which its restaurants operate. The CraftWorks Foundation has contributed millions of dollars, positively impacting communities throughout the country. For additional information about CraftWorks, the Foundation, and its restaurant brands, please visit www.craftworksrestaurants.com.