TGI Fridays Introduces ‘Bleeding’ Vegan Burger to UK Restaurants

Due to popular demand, the Fridays’ vegan burger that took the US by storm last year has now made its way to the UK, just in time for Veganuary!

So, you’re a couple of days into Veganuary and you really fancy a “proper” burger, right? Well, TGI Fridays, the American restaurant chain legendary for its flame-grilled, hand-crafted burgers has got you covered with the launch of its new vegan burger at restaurants nationwide next week!

The burger, which Terry McDowell, TGI Fridays’ Head Chef claims is “the best vegan burger in town”, is completely plant-based and high in protein with zero cholesterol, yet it has “all the flavour of a real burger”.

The burger is made from coconut oil, mushrooms, beetroot, herbs, plant proteins, and spices – the combination of which gives the burger a ‘meaty bite’, just like the real thing! And the burger even looks like the real thing thanks to the beetroot juice which gives it a pink centre and makes it seemingly ‘bleed’.

Fridays challenges anyone to see if they can tell the difference between the vegan burger and the real thing because they believe it is THAT good. Challenge accepted!

The burger comes in a 100% vegan bun with lettuce, onion, and tomato, and a choice of fries or a side salad for £10.99, and is available at the 84 TGI Fridays restaurants across the UK from Monday (7 January).

And if that doesn’t fill you up, Fridays already has some great vegan appetiser options such as ‘Avocado Houmous’ served with garlic bread, ‘Smoked Tomato Bruschetta’ with a balsamic glaze, and sweet and spicy ‘Pineapple & Jalapeno Edamame Beans’, which can be washed down with one of the vegan beers (such as Budweiser) or ciders (such as Thatcher’s Gold Cider) available.

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