Although frozen meals have come a long way since the first TV dinners and pot pies of the 1950s, a recent survey indicates that Americans are still hungering for more from their convenient cuisine. In an effort to end frozen meal mediocrity, T.G.I. FRiDAY’S ® Frozen Foods has launched an anything-but-boring line of flavorful “Entrées for One” that combine restaurant quality with the convenience of a ready-made, individual frozen meal.
- Sizzling Chicken Fajitas – Grilled white meat chicken, seasoned strips of bell peppers and onions paired with a side of cheesy rice. Includes three flour tortillas.
- Sizzling Steak Fajitas – Seared beef steak, seasoned strips of bell peppers and onions paired with a side of cheesy rice. Includes three flour tortillas.
- Grilled Chicken Mac & Cheese – White meat chicken and cavatappi pasta in a classic American cheese sauce topped with Cheddar, Romano, Parmesan and Monterey Jack cheeses.
- Prime Rib Stroganoff – Prime Rib beef, whole grain curly pasta, mushrooms and onions tossed in a creamy rich brown sauce with black pepper.
- Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo – Grilled white meat chicken, broccoli florets and cavatappi pasta tossed in a Parmesan Alfredo sauce.
- Loaded Chicken & Cheese – Grilled white meat chicken, roasted potatoes, broccoli florets and red peppers tossed in a rich cheddar cheese sauce.
- Cajun-Style Chicken Alfredo – Blackened white meat chicken, ciufetti pasta, red peppers and green onions tossed in a creamy Cajun-style Alfredo sauce.
- Sesame Orange Chicken – Sesame-breaded white meat chicken, Asian-style vegetables and white rice tossed in a sweet orange sauce.
- Creamy Chicken Pasta Carbonara – Grilled white meat chicken, penne pasta, vegetables and crumbled bacon tossed in a creamy Carbonara sauce.
Designed with sustainability in mind, the entrées are efficiently packaged in either bags or trays that use minimal material and freezer space. Plus, the eco-friendly trays are composed of a hybrid material that uses 40 percent less plastic than traditional frozen tray meal formats.How Fun is Your Freezer? To show how the new FRiDAY’S flavors can transform any kitchen freezer into a hub of exciting, crave-able restaurant flavors, the brand is launching the FRiDAY’s “Fun Freezer” Contest at www.facebook.com/TGIFridaysFreezer. The new Facebook contest challenges consumers to make their home freezers a bit more fun by decorating them with their own unique flair, uploading a photo, and entering to win a variety of fun prizes, including the grand prize of an ultimate home theatre makeover and a year’s worth of “Entrées for One.” Consumers can enter now through September 25, 2011. The top ten finalists will be selected and consumers will then vote for their favorite fun freezer. Finding the New FRiDAY’S Frozen Flavors The new frozen entrées complement a wide range of other flavorful entrée and snack options from T.G.I. FRiDAY’S brand and are available now at most major grocery and chain retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $3.99. For more information about T.G.I. FRiDAY’S “Entrées for One,” visit www.FridaysInYourFreezer.com or www.facebook.com/TGIFridaysFreezer. 1 The T.G.I. Friday’s Frozen Foods Survey was conducted by Wakefield Research ( www.WakefieldResearch.com ) among 1,000 American adults, ages 18 and older, between June 6th and June 13th, 2011, using telephone omnibus interviews. Quotas have been set to ensure reliable and accurate representation of the U.S. adult population 18 and older. ABOUT HEINZ H.J. Heinz Company, offering “Good Food Every Day,” ™ is one of the world’s leading marketers and producers of healthy, convenient and affordable foods specializing in ketchup, sauces, meals, soups, snacks and infant nutrition. Heinz provides superior quality, taste and nutrition for all eating occasions whether in the home, restaurants, the office or “on-the-go.” Heinz is a global family of leading branded products, including Heinz ® Ketchup, sauces, soups, beans, pasta and infant foods (representing over one third of Heinz’s total sales), Ore-Ida ® potato products, Weight Watchers ® Smart Ones ® entrees, T.G.I. FRiDAY’s ® meals and snacks, and Plasmon ® infant nutrition. Heinz is famous for its iconic brands on six continents, showcased by Heinz ® Ketchup, The World’s Favorite Ketchup ®. T.G.I. Friday’s is a registered trademark of TGI Friday’s of Minnesota, Inc. used under license by H.J. Heinz Company. ABOUT T.G.I. FRIDAY’S T.G.I. Friday's offers a unique, casual experience delivering on its brand promise of "In Here it's ALWAYS Friday" melding authentic and imaginative American food, exciting and innovative drinks and a one of a kind service experience to provide liberation from the everyday – turning any day into a FRIDAY! It is also famous for its knowledgeable and charismatic bartenders, nearly 8,000 of whom compete annually for the title of the "Greatest T.G.I. Friday's Bartender in the World." As the original casual dining restaurant, Friday's delights guests in more than 900 restaurants across more than 60 countries around the globe. For more information, visit www.fridays.com. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=6854722&lang=en