Late last year, TGI Fridays teamed up with “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro and Carlo’s Bakery to offer the bakery’s Rainbow Cake at its restaurants across the country.
This June for Pride Month, TGI Fridays has announced that sales of this multi-colored dessert will support the LGBTQ+ community. Throughout the month, TGI Fridays will donate a portion of every slice of Rainbow Cake sold to GLSEN, an LGBTQ+ youth advocacy organization whose mission is to create more safe and inclusive learning environments for LGBTQ+ youth as well as students of marginalized identities.
“For more than 50 years, TGI Fridays has celebrated people of all stripes, whether Team Members or Guests, we are committed to creating an environment where people can feel free to come together, socialize, and be themselves. We are thrilled to partner with GLSEN to make sure we are also doing our part in creating good times and more smiles for LGBTQ+ youth,” says Sara Bittorf, chief experience officer at TGI Fridays. “Through this partnership, we are honored to drive further visibility to GLSEN’s vital work and commitment to creating the safe and inclusive learning environments LGBTQ+ students deserve.”
“We are extremely grateful to TGI Fridays for this unique partnership - a partnership that extends beyond their generous financial support and helps fund and brings to broader, diverse audiences our mission and work ensuring LGBTQ+ youth are treated with respect in safe and affirming school environments,” says Melanie Willingham-Jaggers, executive director at GLSEN. “This support helps amplify the important message of promoting acceptance and inspiring change and will help drive change in school communities from coast to coast.”
The cake features six perfectly stacked layers of bright rainbow-colored vanilla cake filled with a sweet vanilla icing and covered with rainbow sprinkles. It can be purchased by the slice in the restaurant.