TGI Friday's New Vegan Steak is Made of Watermelon
Ever had watermelon as part of a savoury dish? Now you can, as TGI Fridays follows Wagamama in bringing watermelon onto the menu.
Steak: the cornerstone of carnivores; the mascot for meaty masculinity; the polemic against plant-based. But now, as TGI Fridays release their new vegan steak, might this iconic dish lose something of its brash identity?
To do so, the new offering would have to be pretty convincing, and in that sense I'm not too hopeful: TGI Friday's vegan steak is simply a watermelon, cut into inch-thick slices, marinated and fried. That sounds a little peculiar.
However, TGI Friday are making big claims that this meal 'cuts and eats like a juicy sirloin steak'. If that is the case, then this new meal is, if nothing else, the economical choice: their vegan steak is only £12.99, while the cheapest beef steak is £19.49.
Whilst TGI Fridays are unique in offering a watermelon steak, they're not the only restaurant serving watermelon as part of their savoury menu. Wagamama released a vegan tuna this month, which is also made from the fruit.