Five Guys Cruelty

Neglected. Confined. Suffering. Five Guys is failing. Hens in Five Guys' supply chain are forced to live in filthy cages with no room to move or even spread their wings. It doesn’t have to be this way. Major companies worldwide are ditching cages, and consumer demand for cage-free eggs is growing. It’s time for Five Guys to stop profiting from needless animal cruelty.

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Egg-laying hens are forcefully shoved inside tiny wire cages, and on average, each caged laying hen is afforded only 67 square inches of cage space—less space 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

Nearly every major food company has already committed to going cage-free, including these: