The National Chicken Council this week joined the Animal Agriculture Alliance and dozens of state and national food, agriculture and livestock groups in expressing disappointment with TGI Friday’s recent partnership with The Mondays Campaigns and promotion of “Meatless Mondays.”

“As a global restaurant brand, we recognize your interest in and commitment to providing choices for every customer, but ‘Meatless Mondays’ does just the opposite,” the groups wrote this week in a letter to the company.  “The campaign is not a grassroots effort to celebrate healthy eating, but a well-funded campaign pushing an extreme animal rights and environmental agenda by promoting false claims about animal agriculture. ‘Meatless Mondays’ seeks to eliminate consumer choice – the ability that we each have to determine the right food choices for ourselves and our families.”

The full letter is available here.