At TGI Fridays, we are committed to working with our vendor partners across our entire supply chain to make improvements. This goes beyond chicken and includes our use of seafood and other animal-based proteins. Our goal by 2024 is to ensure that our suppliers utilize sustainable and humane methods of raising, housing and processing meat.
Regarding welfare of chickens, we will:
- Source only chicken breeds that are approved by Global Animal Partnership (GAP) as having higher welfare outcomes;
- Source only chickens that are given improved space allocations, per GAP’s standards;
- Ensure all chickens sourced have an improved environment, including litter, lighting and enrichment, per GAP’s standards; and
- Source only chickens that are more humanely processed, through a multi-step, controlled-atmosphere system.
We will ensure our suppliers are in compliance with this commitment via third-party auditing. As of 2019, TGI Fridays is 100% sourcing cage-free eggs in the U.S. (hard-cooked, liquid, and shell).
Our commitment to responsibility also extends to ingredient integrity and clean label enhancements. We are reviewing all our ingredients and are removing/avoiding ingredients with added MSG or artificial trans fats. We continue to review each ingredient in our recipes with the goal of removing artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners and preservatives. This is in conjunction with our efforts to reduce sodium on our menu items.
We are on a sustained but committed journey to provide the best products for our Guests by working closely with our suppliers to source safe, sustainable, high-quality ingredients from farms, fields and oceans.