TGI Fridays will remove ‘all plastic straws’ from its estate next month

08/02/2018 - 07:00
American-inspired restaurant chain TGI Fridays has announced that it will be removing all plastic straws from its 80-strong estate next month (13 March).

The move follows “team and guest demand to reduce plastic waste,” and forms part of the company’s wider corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy which “looks at ways it can improve guest experience and tackle challenges across the (TGI) estate.”

As of next month, all straws will be biodegradable and 100% recyclable, and will only be offered to children and those purchasing blended drinks and milkshakes unless specifically requested.

Procurement and supply chain director Alyson Scott said: “As a leading brand in the UK, we (TGI’s) have a responsibility to our guests and our planet to corporate social responsibility – and set an example when it comes to important issues that affect us all, like plastic waste.

“In light of this, (TGI’s has) made the decision to replace single-use plastic straws with paper straws in all our restaurants, following feedback from our Fridays family and guests.

“We’re always looking at ways to make a difference, and the opinion of our guests is incredibly important to us, which is why we’re proud to be taking this step in the right direction.”

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