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22.02.2010

Ian Saunders named President and Chief Operating Officer for T.G.I. Friday's® International

Nick Shepherd, president and chief executive officer of Carlson Restaurants Worldwide, has named Ian Saunders as president and chief operating officer for T.G.I. Friday's International and a member of the Carlson Restaurants Worldwide executive team. Saunders first day in his new position will be March 1.

According to the information provided, Saunders will, in his new role, be responsible for all aspects of the franchise’s international business and lead the International management team as well as continue to refine and execute the company’s aggressive growth strategy.

"Adding Ian to our international business and our Executive Team is a huge win for us," said Shepherd. "Ian's extensive global knowledge and innovative thinking combined with his successful track record of driving and sustaining aggressive business growth in the global marketplace, make him the ideal candidate for this key role in our business."

With more than 900 restaurants in 60 countries, including approximately 600 restaurants in the U.S., T.G.I. Friday's offers, it says, ‘great food, innovative drinks and a unique experience filled with flair and a Thank God It's Friday's™ attitude’. The company is a subsidiary of Carlson Restaurants Worldwide Inc. which owns, operates, franchises or licenses more than 1,000 restaurants in 60 countries. (kbp)


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