Ampex Brands Cruelty

What is AMPEX Brands hiding from its customers?

AMPEX Brands is a restaurant franchisee of Taco Bell, KFC, and other companies. AMPEX Brands also owns Au Bon Pain.

Au Bon Pain committed to going 100% cage-free in the US ten years ago. This was a time when Au Bon Pain leadership publicly demonstrated transparency and accountability; Au Bon Pain's press release stated that "25% of ABP’s egg sandwich purchases" were cage-free.

But then, Au Bon Pain's self-imposed 2017 deadline passed without any progress reported against its policy.

In the wake of this failed promise, Au Bon Pain created a new global 100% cage-free policy. But it still has not reported any progress. What's more disturbing is that its 25% cage-free report is nowhere to be found on the Au Bon Pain website. Have Au Bon Pain's cage-free menu items dropped to a lower percentage?

Join us in telling AMPEX Brands to stop supporting animal cruelty, and start reporting cage-free progress for Au Bon Pain globally!

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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.