Whether we like it or not, experts seem to think dinner menus could use a lot less meat and a lot more creepy crawlies. With fly larvae on the rise as the world’s latest superfood, restaurants are now serving up insect burgers (with fries!). Though on board with the change, TGI Fridays is taking a more subtle approach to meat alternatives. Along with Beyond Meat, the popular restaurant chain is introducing a meatless patty called the Beyond Burger.
“We tested many concepts and The Beyond Burger was far and away the favorite plant-based burger among both our guests and chefs, making it the ideal addition to our popular Burger Bar,” [said] Stephanie Perdue, TGI Fridays Chief Marketing Officer.
Incredibly, the burgers boast the same amount of calories as a regular beef patty does. However, it comes without the burden of cholesterol and only half the saturated fat. Since its trial period, the burger has hit 465 branches of TGI Fridays.
“Our belief is that the best way to get people to eat less meat is by giving them what they love… without so many of the health, sustainability, and animal welfare downside of a traditional animal-based burger,”
Who knew plants could be so tasty?