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TGI Fridays Is Unveiling A Vegan Steak

Photo courtesy of TGI Fridays UK

To ring in the new year, TGI Fridays in the United Kingdom is offering vegans a brand new menu item that’s sure to turn some meat eaters’ heads. For any non-meat eaters wishing they could enjoy the experience of steak, but without consuming actual meat, the restaurant chain is serving up grilled Watermelon Steaks.

The restaurant takes a fresh watermelon and cuts it into steak-sized slices. Marinated in garlic and seasoned with a spicy sriracha blend, the watermelon slices are then chargrilled to create a steak-like texture and aesthetic.

Available now at TGI Fridays locations throughout the UK, the dish is served with crispy seasoned fries and roasted vegetables as well as a creamy avocado sauce and Friday’s iconic glaze.

A few years back, a restaurant in New York City created a viral dish they also called “Watermelon Steak” that followed a pretty similar concept. Wonder if that popularity will translate to Fridays’ new item?

TGI Fridays also launched a Vegan Stack Burger to give patrons more vegan options going into the new ’20s.

By Peter Pham

Pete's favorite foods include pizza, tacos and pretty much any kind of breakfast. He'll usually snap a photo or two while his food cools down.