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Premium Pub-Style Burgers

TGI Fridays' New 'Bar Burger' Lineup Features Premium Ingredients

— February 23, 2017 — Lifestyle
Following the news that its Endless Apps will now be a permanent menu addition, TGI Fridays has announced the debut of a new 'Burger Bar' lineup. By combining a classic American comfort food with premium ingredients, the restaurant chain hopes to elevate its current burger offerings.

The new Burger Bar lineup is a collection of seven burgers and two specialty burgers that will be served on a rotating basis. Each of the pub-style burgers features fresh beef made from a combination of USDA Choice chuck and brisket. The beef is then topped with premium ingredients such as Tabasco Chipotle Pepper Sauce, Cajun-spiced crispy onion strings and aged all-natural cheddar spread. The burgers are then served on a golden challah bun for just a touch of sweetness.
Trend Themes
1. Premium Ingredients - Using higher-quality ingredients in comfort foods creates an opportunity for premium or gourmet menu offerings.
2. Rotating Menu - Rotating specialty items can create excitement and encourage repeat visits from foodies or those in search of new experiences.
3. Elevated Classics - Reimagining classic dishes by incorporating premium ingredients can help to differentiate products from competitors and increase perceived value.
Industry Implications
1. Casual Dining - Casual dining restaurants have an opportunity to appeal to foodies by offering gourmet menu items using premium ingredients.
2. Specialty Burgers - The popularity of specialty burgers allows for innovation in the burger market, giving restaurants an opportunity to differentiate themselves through creative flavors and ingredient combinations.
3. Fast Casual - Fast casual restaurants can incorporate rotating menus and elevated classic dishes to provide a unique experience and stand out in the crowded fast food market.
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