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The Best Burgers at TGI Fridays

No American chain restaurant menu is complete without burgers, and this includes TGI Fridays.

TGI Fridays’ burger menu may not be as extensive as other casual chain restaurants, but it includes a few solid options you can’t go wrong with.

You can order your TGI Fridays burger rare, medium-rare, medium, medium-well, or well-done. You can also substitute your beef patty with a Beyond Meat Patty for an upcharge.

When it comes to the bun, you can choose between a classic bun, a gluten-free bun, no bun, or “green style,” where your burger is served inside lettuce leaves instead of a bun.

If you want to customize your burger even more, add ketchup, mayo, mustard, or ranch for free. You can also add extra bacon, cheese, or avocado for an upcharge.

Lastly, all burgers at TGI Fridays come with seasoned fries, but you can choose a different side if you’d like. Other popular side options include Garlic-Butter Broccoli and Onion Rings.

Now that we’ve covered all customization options let’s get into the burgers themselves.

Below are the best TGI Fridays burgers ranked by taste and overall experience.

6. Beyond Meat Cheeseburger

The Beyond Meat Cheeseburger has all the great flavors of a classic cheeseburger without any of the meat.

If you’re a vegetarian or looking to cut down on red meat, it is a great way to do so.

The patty itself is plant-based and has a texture and flavor profile similar to real beef.

Some people even say it tastes so close to the real thing that they’ve had to check with the kitchen that they got the right order.

Just like any classic burger, it comes with cheddar, lettuce, tomato, red onions, and pickles.

It is then topped with Fridays sauce, which is the restaurant’s take on a tangy and creamy burger sauce.

While this burger is great for vegetarians, it has no special elements that wowed me, which is why it’s not higher on the list. One Beyond Meat Patty has 400 calories, so the Beyond Meat Cheeseburger contains about 800 calories.

5. Bacon Cheeseburger

It doesn’t get any more American than a bacon cheeseburger, does it?

TGI Fridays’ version of the Bacon Cheeseburger comes with strips of crispy bacon, an all-natural cheddar spread, lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, pickles, and Fridays sauce.

The smokey bacon and creamy cheddar spread make this burger decadent, while the lettuce, tomato, and onions keep things fresh and ensure the burger isn’t too heavy.

This burger is a solid option that’s simple yet full of flavor and different textures.

One Bacon Cheeseburger contains 840 calories and 56g of fat.

4. Cheeseburger

Sometimes, you just need a simple, no-frills cheeseburger, and TGI Fridays’ classic Cheeseburger hits all the right notes.

With American cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onions, and pickles, this burger is delicious in its simplicity.

Each element is done just right: the burger is juicy, the lettuce and onions are crisp, the pickles are tangy, and the bun is soft and fluffy.

Is this the most exciting TGI Fridays burger on the menu? No.

But the classic cheeseburger is like an old friend. You can always rely on it for a good time, and it’ll never disappoint you.

I recommend adding mayo for some extra creaminess and tang.

One Cheeseburger contains 770 calories and 52g of fat.

3. Fridays Signature Whiskey-Glaze Burger

This burger is TGI Fridays’ take on a BBQ bacon burger.

But instead of using basic BBQ sauce, it has a trick up its sleeve in the form of a sweet, spicy, altogether unique glaze.

The Fridays Signature Whiskey-Glaze is made with whiskey, brown sugar molasses, herbs, and spices, making for a sauce that’s perfectly sweet and spicy at the same time.

The Whiskey-Glaze Burger features a juicy beef patty, crispy bacon, sharp cheddar, fresh lettuce, red onions, tomato, and pickles.

This burger is popular because it’s familiar enough that most people will like it, with classic ingredients like bacon, lettuce, tomato, and pickle.

It’s a little more unique than your average burger, thanks to the whiskey glaze.

If you love a thick, sweet sauce rather than a tangy sauce like ketchup or mustard, the Fridays Signature Whiskey-Glaze will hit the spot.

If you just can’t get enough of that whiskey glaze, you can order extra on the side for an upcharge.

One Whiskey-Glaze Burger contains 1140 calories and 56g of fat.

2. Philly Cheesesteak Burger

This TGI Fridays menu item is a hybrid of two of the best sandwiches ever to exist: the burger and the cheesesteak.

It’s no surprise that when you combine the two, it creates something unforgettable.

The Philly Cheesesteak Burger is made with a beef patty and is piled high with roast beef.

It’s also topped with roasted onions, red and green bell peppers, and melted cheese.

Arguably, the best part of the entire burger is that it’s topped with TGI Fridays’ iconic Philly Cheesesteak Egg Roll.

The egg roll is golden brown and filled with roast beef, grilled onions, bell peppers, and melted cheese.

The burger has all the makings of a classic Philly cheesesteak, but it’s made even better with a juicy patty and tangy pickle chips.

One Philly Cheesesteak Burger contains 1050 calories and 67g of fat.

1. Loaded Cheese Fry Burger

Finally, we’ve reached the best TGI Fridays burger. As its name suggests, this burger is loaded.

The Loaded Cheese Fry Burger starts with a beef patty and is stacked with American cheese, poblano queso, loaded bacon-cheese fries, lettuce, tomato, red onions, and pickles.

But that’s not all – the burger is skewered with TGI Fridays’ most iconic appetizer, the loaded potato skin.

From the American cheese slices to poblano queso and cheese fries, this burger is a cheese lover’s dream.

There’s a lot going on but in the best way possible. All the flavors on this burger work together in harmony, without one element overpowering the other.

The bacon-cheese fries add a crunch to every bite, while the poblano cheese adds a creamy, rich factor.

Lastly, the burger itself is topped with loaded potato skin.

According to TGI Fridays, they invented the loaded potato skin, so it only makes sense that their best burger is topped with their most iconic appetizer.

One Loaded Cheese Fry Burger contains 1450 calories and 93g of fat.


TGI Fridays offers a variety of burgers, from classic creations to whimsical masterpieces.

You can make it your own by adding toppings, choosing how you want your burger cooked, and deciding what kind of bun (if any) you want.

So, whether you’re in the mood for a classic Bacon Cheeseburger or a colossal Loaded Cheese Fry Burger, TGIF has you covered!

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About the Author

Samantha Jenkins is a food writer and digital marketing manager with a passion for storytelling, perusing grocery store aisles, reading menus, and eating really good food.

In her free time, she enjoys baking, performing in musicals, and cohosting the East Coast Haunts podcast.

March 1, 2023