We are pleased to announce that we have been invited to join the Leadership Circle of Farm Forward, a leading national animal-welfare nonprofit. Farm Forward has a long history of working with farmers and consumers to help change the way animals are raised for food, and we are honored to be the first restaurant to receive this invitation.
As a member of Farm Forward’s Leadership Circle, we have committed to purchasing only third-party certified higher-welfare products in at least one product category within two years.
Since 2007, we’ve been using eggs from chickens certified “Humane Raised and Handled” – which are given more space and access to perches and enrichments, allowing hens to exhibit natural behaviors. Our current egg supplier, Wilcox Farms, meets Farm Forward’s criteria with its “Certified Humane” certification that ensures the laying birds are cage free. Our hens are also fed a 100-percent vegetarian diet and are free of hormones and antibiotics.
In 2018, we used approximately 490,000 shell eggs and 40,000 pounds of liquid eggs; our commitment to buy Certified Humane eggs improves the lives of at least 3,350 hens per year.
Burgerville was built on a tradition of serving fresh food made with local ingredients, and we continue to partner with neighboring farms and suppliers that share our commitment to quality food and regional vitality.