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2018 started out with wonderful news for those dining out! Family-friendly restaurant TGI Friday’s partnered with Beyond Meat to bring their all-vegan Beyond Burger to over 465 of their U.S. nationwide locations. But TGI Friday’s isn’t stopping there! Now, the restaurant chain has teamed up with the Monday Campaigns to bring Meatless Mondays to their menus!

The partnership will include creating more meatless meal options for the restaurant’s menu, as well as promotions of the tasty dishes on Facebook and other social media sharing sites to get the word out.

“Appealing to a more food-forward consumer is a key priority for Fridays in 2018. 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,” said David Spirito, TGI Friday’s executive culinary director.

In 2017, a survey by DDG Research for the Monday Campaign polled 1,000 respondents and revealed that 29 percent would like to see Meatless Mondays at fast-food restaurants and 27 percent opted for sit-down restaurants. And yet another survey in 2015 revealed that people want the Monday Campaign to encourage the public to eat meat-free and locally. These results aren’t surprising considering how more people than ever are reducing their meat consumption and opting for plant-based options instead. When dining out, around 40 percent of Americans also choose the plant-based option.

In other words: people want plant-based options! And it’s high-time other fast food chains start adding meatless options according to rising consumer demands. Adding more meatless options at restaurants would not only cater to vegans, but it also provides healthy options for those who want to reduce their consumption of animal products, whether it be for health, environmental, or animal welfare reasons.

To learn more about the environmental impact of our food choices as well as trends and developments in the plant-based food space, check out our podcast #EatForThePlanet with Nil Zacharias.

Image Source: TGI Fridays 

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8 comments on “TGI Friday’s Is Expanding Plant-Based Offerings With the Help of Meatless Mondays!”

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Rolla Dandan Drüde
9 Months Ago

Will TGI Friday’s cook it on a different grill? Or the same as all the meat products they cook up?

Coby Carwile
9 Months Ago

I tried it and it was so good!!!

Wi Fowler
9 Months Ago

WOW! The TGIF menu shows it to be 890 calories!

Dennis Sullivan
10 Jan 2018

I think that’s with the cheese. Think that it’s dairy cheese. Might have less without it.

Cindy Smith Alsabook
9 Months Ago

Andrea Ward

9 Months Ago

This is a great step, but I wonder if their people know enough to not cook it on the same grill with the meat burgers or not to use the spatula they just used for meat on them. Some how I doubt that they know so I don\'t think I would trust it. After all you can\'t know what you don\'t know and how much contact do these workers and companies have with vegetarians and vegans?

9 Months Ago

So leave off the cheese, the sauce, and the bun and maybe you\'ll have a plant-based meal. But if it\'s being grilled on the same surface as the carcasses, it\'s not anything that real vegans will eat. It\'s great that they\'re offering Beyond Burger, which is the only company that has not tested on animals to create this product. I won\'t be eating there anytime soon.

09 Jan 2018

A real vegetarian wouldn\'t eat that either!

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