Last updated on January 9th, 2023 at 10:52 AM
Top Italian American restaurant Frankie & Benny’s has announced its biggest partnership with three of the UK’s leading vegan brands.
The popular restaurant has launched The Big Vegan Takeover to celebrate Veganuary and encourage more people to eat less meat.
Frankie & Benny’s has seen an increased demand for vegan alternatives and has chosen three vegan iconic brands for their innovative collaborations.
The Veganuary takeover features plant-based heroes Biff’s™, THIS™ and OGGS®to show just how delicious vegan comfort food can be.
Over the past few years, Frankie & Benny’s has worked hard to expand and improve the vegan offering as part of the core menu. It is hoped that the collaboration with Biff’s™, THIS™ and OGGS® this Veganuary will showcase the best of vegan comfort food and convert those who are looking to follow a more flexitarian lifestyle. The new dishes will be in addition to the Frankie & Benny’s core menu which already has 20 vegan dishes.
Sasha Storey, Frankie & Benny’s Head of Brand, said: “This Veganuary our vision is to show the UK that comfort food and vegan dishes aren’t mutually exclusive– at Frankie & Benny’s you can have the best of both worlds!
We’ve chosen some of our most loved dishes and challenged three exciting vegan partners, Biff’s™, THIS™ and OGGS®, to give a new, plant-based spin on them.
So, whether you’re 100% meat-free, or just looking to make the odd sustainable switch, you can find familiar favourites at Frankie & Benny’s all this January.”
The menu will feature Biff’s™ Parmigiana Hoagie, smashed wings in a baked garlic ciabatta, topped with Napoletana sauce, crispy THIS™ Isn’t Bacon, vegan cheddar sauce & fresh basil leaves. Served with skin-on fries.
BBQ Spicy Banana Blossom Burger, a crispy vegan patty topped with vegan cheddar sauce & BBQ sauce with vegan mayo, lettuce & red onion. Served with skin-on fries.
And OGGS® Vegan Carbonara, silky garlic creamy sauce tossed with fettuccine & mushrooms, topped with THIS™ Isn’t Bacon & parsley.
THIS™ makes hyper-realistic plant-based meat alternatives that are high in protein & fibre, and lower in fat than real meat. By making game-changing meat alternatives that are as good as the real thing (we reckon, at least), THIS™ is on a mission to make plant-based eating a zero compromise option.
THIS™ Marketing Director Dee Bulsara said “We’re thrilled to have partnered with Frankie & Benny’s using our THIS™ Isn’t Bacon in two new delicious plant-based dishes: the Pasta Carbonara and the Parmigiana Hoagie. Eating plant-based in Veganuary has never been easier (or tastier) than THIS™.”
OGGS® create a range of plant-based egg alternatives and sweet treats made from chickpeas that taste great and do good. To date they’ve reduced the need for over three million eggs, given half a million chickens the week off and saved over 500,000kgs of CO2e. Scrambled OGGS® is the plant-based egg perfect for scrambles, omelettes, quiches – and a Vegan Carbonara at Frankie & Benny’s!
Hannah Carter, Founder & CEO, OGGS® said: “We’re on a mission to make delicious plant-based eggs mainstream, so we couldn’t be prouder to work with an institution like Frankie & Benny’s on the ultimate team up with the Vegan Carbonara. A delicious dinner that works towards a kinder, more sustainable future is the ultimate Veganuary treat!”
Biff’s make seriously tasty planet-friendlier vegan comfort food that’s actually made from proper plants, not weird stuff. Ever since 2017 we’ve been on a mission to make doing good taste great with our ‘Naturally Naughty’ Wingz and Burgers made from Jackfruit: a more climate-friendly alternative to chicken.
Biff’s co-founder, Biff Bloom-Burrows says: “With it’s tender flavour-packed jackfruit centre and deliciously crispy panko crumb, our hand-formed Crispy Fried Jackfruit is the perfect addition to any sandwich – but Frankie & Benny’s have taken it to the next level with this Parmigiana Hoagie- we’re hyped to be collaborating with them on such an incredible dish for Veganuary”.
Biff’s™ Parmigiana Hoagie 11.90
Smashed Biff’s™ wings in a baked garlic ciabatta, topped with Napoletana sauce, crispy THIS™ Isn’t Bacon, vegan cheddar sauce & fresh basil leaves. Served with skin-on fries (1182 kcal)
BBQ Spicy Banana Blossom Burger 14.60
Crispy vegan patty topped with vegan cheddar sauce & BBQ sauce with vegan mayo, lettuce & red onion. Served with skin-on fries (894 kcal)
OGGS® Vegan Carbonara 12.90
Silky garlic creamy sauce tossed with fettuccine & mushrooms, topped with THIS™ Isn’t Bacon & parsley (991 kcal)
Chocolate Chip Blondie 6.80
Rich & gooey blondie brownie topped with banana, chocolate sauce & crumbled dried raspberries, served with vegan choc-chip ice cream (746 kcal)
Plus you can find more vegan dishes from the main menu here