For the first time American restaurant chain TGI Fridays is now offering a range of vegan options aimed at bringing the famous Fridays flavours to those who prefer to live the vegan lifestyle.

The new made-to-order dishes include the smoked tomato bruschetta, featuring vegan garlic bread, and the avocado houmous, as well as the new roasted veg alfredo pasta and garlic vegetable fajitas, featuring edamame beans and Scorpion Sauce.

In addition, Fridays has also launched a range of dishes under 600 calories, for those looking for a healthier option when dining with Fridays, featuring fewer calories but all the taste. Choices include the cajun cream pasta and the crispy noodle salad – both available with chicken or prawns.

And carnivores haven’t been left out in the new menu – Fridays has launched the rib tickler burger – Fridays famous flame-grilled beef burger topped with pork rib, coated in golden mustard BBQ sauce.

The launch of the menu coincides with Fridays announcing that it will be donating crockery including 10,000 plates to hunger and food waste charity FareShare.

Head of food and drink at TGI Fridays UK, and creator of the new menu, Terry McDowell, said: “Fridays has always been on the cusp of new food trends in the UK, and we felt the time was right to put a focus on new vegan items on our menu to cater to the ever-increasing demand. Fridays is all about being inclusive and the latest menu change allows us to cater to everyone who wants to try Fridays’ famous, bold flavours.”