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Beyond Meat® Partners With TGI Fridays®

Beyond Meat® Partners With TGI Fridays®

Monday, October 5th, 2020

TGIF is a phrase that everyone loves to hear, and its no different for Beyond Meat® as it has announced its partnership with the restaurant chain of a similar name, TGI Fridays®. In joining forces, the restaurant will incorporate the plant-based Beyond Beef® into its new menu items.

Sara Bittorf, Chief Experience Officer, TGI Fridays"We're about making everyone feel welcome here and that means having more than one or two plant-based meat options on our menu for people, whether they're plant-based eaters or meat eaters," said Sara Bittorf, TGI Fridays Chief Experience Officer. "Plus, Beyond Beef tastes amazing, so this is something you're definitely going to want to try. With five menu items featuring Beyond Meat, there's something for everyone."

TGI Fridays was one of the first restaurants to offer the Beyond Burger® when it launched, and is now looking forward to expanding its Beyond Meat menu items with the new Beyond Chili™, according to a press release. The Beyond Chili will be used in in a variety of different menu items to excite customers wanting to incorporate the plant-based meat alternative. Some of the new chili-based items include: Beyond Chili Loaded Potato Skins, Beyond Chili Ballpark Nachos, and a Beyond Chili Cheeseburger.

Beyond Meat® is partnering with TGI Fridays® to incorporate the plant-based Beyond Beef into  new menu items

As both Beyond and TGI Fridays have witnessed the growing plant-based movement, they believe that the taste and health benefits will continue to draw customers to the new menu offerings. For both companies, the sky is limit as they continue to see unlimited potential based on the following recent data collected by Beyond:

  • The presence of "'plant-based" on U.S. menus has increased by more than 3,000 percent over the past four years. Furthermore, Datassential expects it to jump another 70 percent over the next four years. (Source: Datassential Menu Trends)
  • 74 percent of consumers are trying to eat less meat since the onset of COVID-19, and 61 percent of consumers are open to restaurants featuring more plant-based products. (Source: Datassential Coronavirus Report 18)
  • Plant-based protein is more than a trend, it's here to stay. 83 percent of consumers believe that diets higher in plant-based protein are a "fundamental change that will last for a long time or forever." (Source: Mattson Survey 2020)

As Beyond continues to join forces with both retailers and foodservice partners across the industry, where will the company’s innovation take them next? Continue reading Deli Market News as we keep an eye out for the ever-growing plant-based brand.

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