Whataburger Cruelty

Is the Whataburger near me hiding a secret about its breakfast menu?

For years, consumers have been demanding better animal welfare standards from food providers. More than 400 companies, including Texas-headquartered Whataburger, have responded by committing to eliminate caged eggs from their supply chains.

While competitors have been transparent with their customers about their progress (McDonald's, Burger King, White Castle, Jack in the Box) and fulfilled their cage-free policies (Shake Shack, Arby's, Taco Bell), Whataburger took a step back. Whataburger has no mention of its 2011 cage-free promise on its website, and has never publicly reported on any efforts to honor its goal.

But it's the job of profitable, successful companies like Whataburger to prioritize ESG values, consequently addressing this growing consumer need for corporate responsibility and transparency. Especially when animals are being abused in supply chain cages.

Because customer loyalty will only go so far when restaurants like Whataburger go back on their word, and fail to publicly deliver on the commitment they made to their diners.

Join the movement for fighting corporate greed by asking Whataburger to publish a 100% cage-free policy to its site and publicly report on the promise it made to end animal cruelty now!

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Why Cage-Free?


Egg-laying hens are forcefully shoved inside wire cages, and on average, each hen is only afforded as little as 67 square inches of cage space — less than a single sheet of letter-sized paper on which to live her entire life. This intense confinement is the main source for frustration, injuries, and in many cases death.


Foot and claw damage are more frequent in cages than in other systems, with lesions, fissures, and twisted or broken claws resulting from stepping on sharp wiring every day. Often, other body parts are caught in the caging, which results in fractured or broken bones, deformities, and further feather wear.

Mental Anguish

Like any animal, chickens are highly motivated to perform natural behaviors. These behaviors include nesting, perching, scratching, foraging, and exploring. Caged chickens are denied all of these natural behaviors, causing them severe distress and frustration.

Progress on the Issue

Many leading food companies are reporting on their progress toward being 100% cage-free, including these:

These states have banned battery cages