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Suzanne Hanna named Senior Vice President of Operations for T.G.I. Friday's® USA

John Neitzel, president and chief operating officer of T.G.I. Friday's USA, has named Suzanne Hanna as Senior Vice President of Operations, T.G.I. Friday's USA. In her new role, Hanna will be responsible for formulating the long-term organizational strategy while providing overall direction and operational leadership for T.G.I. Friday's USA company-owned operations.

Prior to re-joining Friday's, where she previously served as Vice President of Southeast Operations, Hanna held leadership roles with Starbucks, Morton's of Chicago, Toscorp Incorporated and Red Lobster. Most recently, Hanna was Vice President of Operations/International for Yum! Brands.

"Suzanne is a strong, influential leader who demonstrates a relentless commitment to excellence and has consistently achieved distinguished results in each leadership position she has held," said Neitzel. "She's a trailblazer for positive changes in the restaurant industry and we could not be more excited to have her on the T.G.I. Friday's USA team."

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”. Carlson Restaurants Worldwide Inc., the parent company of TGI Friday's Inc., is a world leader in the hospitality and travel industries. As of May 2010, Carlson Restaurants Worldwide owns, operates, franchises or licenses more than 1,000 restaurants in 60 countries. (kbp)

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