T.G.I. Friday’s introduces allergen supplement menu

Last Tuesday, T.G.I. Friday’s put out a press release announcing a new “allergen supplement menu.”

“Using easy-to-read icons T.G.I. Friday’s new allergen menu will break down what food groups/categories may be found in each menu item, including eggs, wheat, soy, peanuts, shellfish and more.”

The menu must also include gluten, beyond just wheat, since the subtitle of the press release is “Gluten sensitivity food items now identified.”

“We are sensitive to what our guests require and we absolutely owe it to them to take this extra step and have this new Allergen menu available,” said Ricky Richardson, chief concept officer of T.G.I. Friday’s.  “Our new menu supplement will help our guests find the food that is just right for them.”

[The funny part of all of this is that I can’t find this new menu on their website yet!  In any case…]

I applaud T.G.I. Friday’s for becoming the latest restaurant to take this positive step in helping our food allergy and intolerance community.

Of course, it would be irresponsible of me not to remind readers that the existence of an allergen menu at ANY restaurant does not necessarily mean the restaurant is allergy-friendly (though it is a positive start) – this is where AllergyEats comes in.  Knowledge, protocol, and training are much more important.  Please continue to take all recommended cautionary measures when dining at T.G.I. Friday’s or anywhere else.  If you need help, please see the Dining Tips tab on the left sidebar of the core AllergyEats page.

And as always, please help our community find those restaurants that are allergy-friendly (and allergy-unfriendly) by sharing your restaurant experiences on the core AllergyEats site at www.allergyeats.com.  Rating a restaurant is quick and easy… and each one helps improve the value of the site for all of us!

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