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Guest Services Mandates Exclusive Use of Cage-Free Eggs by Mid-2015

April 28, 2015

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Kristin M. Rohr, 703-849-9331

Guest Services Mandates Exclusive Use of Cage-Free Eggs by Mid-2015

Fairfax, Virginia – April 28, 2015 –  Having offered cage-free eggs in its 100-plus owned and managed food service facilities since 2010, Guest Services is now mandating the exclusive use of cage-free shell, liquid and hard-cooked eggs companywide by June 30, 2015.

Guest Services CEO Gerry Gabrys states, “It is in the interest of animal welfare and in accordance with our corporate sustainability standards that we have adopted this policy across the company. We have systematically been increasing the use of cage-free eggs in our operations for some years. Now we feel conditions are such that we can serve eggs solely from humanely-raised hens because of increased product availability and our ability, due to the strength of our purchasing power, to access an adequate supply to meet the needs of our restaurants and cafés.”

The transition to cage-free egg usage is ongoing throughout the company’s operations on an industry-leading timeline and will be complete by June 30, 2015.  By that date, all facilities will display signage noting the policy update, and all eggs served to guests and used in food preparation will be from cage-free hens.

Guest Services is a private hospitality company and National Park Service concessionaire that has provided food, lodging, retail and recreation services since 1917. The Fairfax, Virginia-based company and its subsidiaries employ in excess of 3,000 staff at more than 250 facilities that welcome approximately 25 million guests annually across the United States.