EL SEGUNDO, CALIF. — TGI Fridays is adding the plant-based Beyond Burger to the menu at its more than 450 restaurants nationwide. The casual-dining chain began testing the vegan option at several locations in October.
|David Spirito, executive culinary director, TGI Fridays|
“Appealing to a more food-forward consumer is a key priority for Fridays in 2018,” said David Spirito, executive culinary director, TGI Fridays. “In answering guests demand for nutritional menu items that fit their lifestyle needs, we saw an opportunity to introduce newly expanded options like plant-based protein. Beyond Meat is leading the way in creating a juicy and delicious product that gives guests the sensory experience of a traditional burger without sacrificing taste.”
TGI Fridays joins a number of food service outlets offering Beyond Meat’s signature burger, which, since May, has experienced triple-digit growth. The Beyond Burger looks, cooks and tastes like ground beef, with more protein and iron and less saturated fat than beef, according to the company.
|Ethan Brown, c.e.o. and founder of Beyond Meat|