Everyone’s favourite Italian-American restaurant, Frankie and Benny’s has today announced that it is banning guests from using any condiments and is removing them from all of its restaurants across the UK.
As of today Frankie & Benny’s is shaking up its dine-in offering, with guests no longer finding traditional condiments - including ketchup, mayonnaise or even salt and pepper - at their tables or even available to request when they sit to dine.
Instead, they’ll find “No Condiments” signs dotted around restaurants alongside an all-new menu which includes a message that reads "Please note this is a No Ketchup Zone - we do not have condiments in restaurants from the 1st April"
And for those thinking about ‘dipping’ into their pockets or bags and using their own sauce, don’t bother. Staff across all 96 Frankie & Benny’s restaurants will be confiscating any condiments seen, returning them to guests as they leave the restaurant.
These new measures are being taken to encourage people to relish the moment and enjoy the true flavour of some of the restaurant brand’s latest dishes including Southern Fried Chicken starter, Chicken & Prawn Alfredo and Halloumi Wrap.
Matt Pouchotek, Brand Manager at Frankie & Benny’s, said: “Our new menu additions are some of our best to date and we wanted to think of a way to encourage our guests to enjoy their true, uninterrupted flavours. By stopping people from adding condiments such as tomato ketchup and mayonnaise should allow them to enjoy the dishes in authentic, Italian fashion.”
Ben Keggans, Executive Chef at Frankie & Benny’s, said: “Our dishes are packed with flavour and we want people to enjoy them the way they should – dip-free. Don’t worry, it’s only guests that aren’t allowed to use condiments. We’ve used all the sauces, spices and sprinkles needed to make our best tasting menu to date.”
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