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.