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  • Harry: From calorie count to portion sizes,

  • we wanted to find out all the differences

  • between TGI Fridays in the UK and the US.

  • This is "Food Wars."

  • Let's start with the starters.

  • Now, TGI Fridays in the UK and the US

  • both have lots of starter options.

  • So what we're gonna do is pick

  • the most popular ones and compare those.

  • First up, we have the mozzarella sticks.

  • An order of these in the UK contains four sticks.

  • In the US, our TGI Fridays mozzarella sticks

  • come in an order of six. Six sticks.

  • Or you can get the platter, which doubles that.

  • 12 sticks.

  • Harry: We're gonna weigh three UK mozzarella sticks

  • to try and find the average weight.

  • Hey, Harry, is that three sticks?

  • Thought we, ah ...

  • thought that order had four. ["Don't Be Suspicious" plays]

  • So, three mozzarella sticks in the UK weighed 95 grams.

  • That means that each individual mozzarella stick

  • weighed an average of 31.6 grams.

  • Joe: Yes.

  • So, six sticks is 260 grams.

  • So that's roughly 43-point-repeating-3 grams per stick.

  • Now, pro tip, weigh your food,

  • then try one.

  • Mm.

  • TGI Fridays is running the mozzarella cheese stick game.

  • They're running the moz stick game.

  • Mm.

  • The UK does have loaded potato skins,

  • but they're not currently serving them due to the pandemic,

  • as they don't travel very well for delivery.

  • However, we were able to find some in the store.

  • When they are available in the restaurants,

  • they come in serving sizes of six or 12.

  • Well, we didn't have that problem in the US,

  • or maybe we just don't care.

  • Either way, loaded potato skins are totally available

  • at the US TGI Fridays, and they come in two sizes.

  • You can get them in eight,

  • or you get the platty boy, which is 12.

  • Chicken wings in the UK come in two portion sizes.

  • As a single portion of three wings,

  • or as a sharing portion,

  • which is six wings.

  • Chicken wing, chicken wing

  • Hey, Harry, when I said to compare the wings

  • between the US and the UK, I meant these wings.

  • Maybe it's cultural differences,

  • or maybe I just read the menu wrong.

  • Anyway!

  • In the US, our wings come in an order of 10,

  • or you can get a platter of either 30 or 50 wings.

  • Hell yeah, dude.

  • I wanna eat every single one of these wings.

  • If you like your chicken off the bone,

  • you can also get boneless wings at TGI Fridays,

  • in both the UK and the US.

  • Here they come in two portion sizes,

  • as a single, which is 7 ounces,

  • or as a sharing size, which is 14 ounces.

  • In the US, our TGI Fridays

  • offer boneless wings by ounces.

  • You can get 10 ounces, 40 ounces,

  • or a platter of 80 ounces.

  • Look at this. You have no idea how good this smells.

  • That is so good!

  • How are they so good?

  • The ribs in the UK come in two sizes,

  • as a half rack, or as a full rack.

  • And both come in either a legendary or a barbecue glaze.

  • Our ribs in the US also come in

  • a half slab or a full slab.

  • We're gonna weigh our large portion to see

  • who out of me or Joe has the biggest rack.

  • [ba-dum tish]

  • So, a large rack of ribs in the UK came to around 366 grams.

  • Bunch of children over there.

  • "Joe's rack."

  • Grow up!

  • All right, here we go.

  • Zoop!

  • Ooh, this guy's already falling apart.

  • Tender.

  • And a full slab in the US is almost 600 grams.

  • How do you like that?

  • I got the bigger rack.

  • Most meals in the UK

  • come with a side of fries by default.

  • So we're gonna weigh a regular portion of fries

  • to see what it comes to.

  • Joe: Yikes, ours is only 120.

  • 120 for a side of fries in the US. Hm.

  • Here is everything you will only find on the menu

  • at a UK TGI Fridays.

  • And this is everything you can get in the US

  • and not the UK at a TGI Fridays.

  • Let's start with some appetizers.

  • For example, over here, we have these,

  • which are lightly spiced shrimp.

  • They're just shrimp which are breaded, fried,

  • and, I presume, lightly spiced.

  • It's slightly strange that they've been referred to

  • as shrimp on the menu here,

  • as it's more common in the UK to refer to them as prawn.

  • It seems like TGI Fridays UK have sided with

  • their American overlord, which is disappointing.

  • Then we have two garlic bread options.

  • This is a garlic ciabatta,

  • and then this one is a garlic ciabatta with cheese.

  • Pot stickers.

  • These things are so good, dude.

  • They're in no way authentic to what a pot sticker should be.

  • But in a category all of its own, those are pretty good.

  • The spinach and artichoke dip.

  • This is, like, classic TGI Fridays, right?

  • You know what we got in the US you don't got in the UK?

  • Wing roulette.

  • So, what that means is you can get,

  • I think, what looks like nine or 10 wings

  • and three different sauces,

  • but you can't tell, maybe you get a really spicy one,

  • maybe you get a mild one, you don't know.

  • Do you wanna play wing roulette with me, Conner?

  • There, you can take it with the paper.

  • But wait until I get mine.

  • Conner: Got it.

  • OK. All right, buddy. Ready?

  • Conner: Ready.

  • Wing roulette.

  • One, two, three.

  • I think I might've gotten the spicy one.

  • Ooh.

  • Uh-oh.

  • Yeah, I think I got the atomic one.

  • Yeah, dude.

  • That's fun.

  • Isn't that fun?

  • [laughing]

  • It's fun to torture your friends when you're out eating.

  • We have two exclusive chicken sandwich options.

  • For example, this one,

  • which is the Californian chicken club sandwich.

  • And then this one over here,

  • which is the Louisiana Hot Mess sandwich.

  • Next up, we've got some hot dogs.

  • This is the classic American hot dog.

  • There's really not that much to say about it

  • because it is just a hot dog on a bun.

  • Although Joe will be excited to learn

  • that it's not sliced in half.

  • It's a burger with cheese fries on it.

  • Look -- [laughs]

  • Look at this thing.

  • I gotta know. I have to know.

  • This is good, dude.

  • I would get this at TGI Fridays.

  • I'm surprised by how good this is.

  • So, we got a signature whiskey-glaze flat iron steak.

  • Bet that's the glaze sauce right there.

  • And then we got the New York strip.

  • The Dragon-Glaze Salmon, you got a shot of this before.

  • You know what I noticed?

  • They have this sizzling chicken and cheese dish.

  • So I'm assuming

  • it goes through the dining room sizzling on the plate.

  • Because, I noticed TGI Fridays does not have fajitas.

  • I'm surprised by that.

  • So if your US TGI Fridays has fajitas, let me know.

  • 'Cause I didn't see them on our menu,

  • and I didn't see them on several other menus.

  • This is the Philly cheesesteak burger.

  • I don't know.