PROGRESS! Noodles & Company Adopts Important New Chicken Welfare Policy

Following discussions with Mercy For Animals, Noodles & Company today publicly committed to ending some of the worst forms of animal abuse in the food operations of its 500+ restaurants nationwide.

The company’s new policy requires its chicken suppliers to transition to birds with measurably higher welfare outcomes, make several improvements to living environments for the animals, and replace live-shackle slaughter methods with less cruel systems that will spare millions of birds from the horrific suffering caused by dumping, shackling, shocking, and slitting the throats of conscious animals.

Noodles & Company’s commitment is the latest sign of the fast-moving trend among restaurants to answer consumers’ calls for stricter farmed animal welfare protections. It follows similar recent commitments by Chipotle, Panera Bread, Starbucks, Le Pain Quotidien, Shake Shack, and Pret A Manger.

Now it’s time for Wendy’s—a restaurant chain that continues to allow its suppliers to torture chickens used for its food operations—to take the same action as Noodles & Company. Click here to sign our petition calling on Wendy’s to adopt a comprehensive chicken welfare policy!

Thank you for speaking up on behalf of animals. Of course, the best way we can help chickens is by simply leaving them off our plates. Try these 10 delicious chicken-free products that boast all of the taste but none of the torture.