Look out Roy Choi: T.G.I. Friday's is now serving Korean tacos. And not just any Korean tacos: they're steak tacos. And they're served with Sriracha, so you know they're super Asian-y or something. Also on the tacos: ginger-lime slaw, cucumbers, fresh cilantro, basil. And jasmine rice pilaf on the side, because why not?
The Korean taco trend began a few years ago and is most associated with Choi's Kogi food trucks in Los Angeles, but have since spread across the country. All the way up to super-fun mall-anchor fast casual restaurant chain T.G.I. Friday's, apparently. And thus the life cycle of a food trend is complete. Here's the press release:
T.G.I. Friday's® Offers Guests More Choices with New Menu Options
CARROLLTON, Texas, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether looking for fresh, seasonal dishes, like the Strawberry Fields Salad or Caribbean Spiced Rum Ribs, or to indulge in dishes that follow current flavor trends, like the Korean Steak Tacos or Salted Carmel Cake, T.G.I. Friday's® guests now have 17 more reasons to come in to Friday's and celebrate. The 17 new dishes and mouthwatering menu favorites add value and variety for Friday's guests, including new vegetarian options and more shareable appetizers.
"At Friday's, we're always looking for ways to satisfy our guests' cravings, including creating new menu items that provide our guests with a wide variety of options, whether they are dining in or grabbing a quick bite," said Ricky Richardson, chief operating officer at T.G.I. Friday's. "With more shareable appetizer options, we're making it easier than ever for our guests to come in, put down the issues of the day and celebrate with friends."
With more craveable dishes than ever to choose from, guests can find something to satisfy their desires. Whether they are looking for a vegetarian dish like the Sedona Black Bean Burger, a lighter fare like the Classic Mediterranean Hummus or an appetizer to share like the Warm Pretzels with Craft Beer Cheese Dipping Sauce, guests can find what they're looking for on the new Friday's menu.
The new menu items include:
Loaded Skillet Chip Nachos
Chip 'n Dip Trio
White Cheddar Spicy Beef Queso
Korean Steak Tacos
Caribbean Spiced Rum Ribs
Spicy Craft Beer Cheese Burger
Triple Stack Reuben
Strawberry Fields Salad with Grilled Balsamic Chicken
Ice Cream Strawberry Shortcake
Salted Carmel Cake
Tomato Mozzarella Salad (side)
Chipotle Roasted Corn on the Cob (side)
· T.G.I. Friday's® Offers Guests More Choices with New Menu Options [Press Release]
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