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27.02.2011

Anita Phillips named President and Chief Operating Officer of T.G.I. Friday's® USA company-owned restaurants

T.G.I. Friday's®, one of the country’s the casual dining leaders, has announced that it has appointed Anita Phillips as the president and chief operating officer of T.G.I. Friday's USA company-owned restaurants. According to the information provided, she has been serving in this role on an interim basis since November 2010 and will report to Nick Shepherd, president and chief executive officer of Carlson Restaurants, parent company of T.G.I. Friday's, and serve on the executive team.

Phillips will be fully responsible for leading and executing strategy across the 300 company-owned Friday's restaurants throughout the US, ensuring guests enjoy the legendary "In Here, It's Always Friday" experience.

Phillips will serve alongside Lee Sanders, president of Friday's USA franchise business, as they strive towards delivering Friday's Ambition 2015 goals of being the guest-preferred restaurant and bar, the employer of choice and the investment opportunity of choice in the industry.

"Anita has an infectious energy that embodies what T.G.I. Friday's represents," said Shepherd. "Her broad business and management experience makes her highly qualified for this position. Anita is a natural leader, which enables her to engage the right people in doing the right things to deliver the right results."

With more than 900 restaurants in 60 countries, including approximately 600 restaurants in the U.S., T.G.I. Friday's offers, it says, authentic American food and exciting drinks in an atmosphere that provides an energizing Friday feeling – any day of the week. The company is owned by Carlson, a privately held, global hospitality and travel company headquartered in Minneapolis. (kbp)


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