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T.G.I. Friday's® Restaurants #1 Fan 'Woody' Raises The Bar On Facebook Fan Challenge to One Million

T.G.I. Friday's restaurants has announced that its self-proclaimed #1 fan "Woody", has issued a new challenge to the restaurant chain -- if he can get one million people to become his fan on Facebook ( prior to September 30, 2009, he wants to give all one million fans a free Jack Daniel's® burger or Jack Daniel's® chicken sandwich. And T.G.I. Friday's has accepted the challenge.

On Sunday, September 13, Woody successfully reached his initial goal of 500,000 Facebook Fans and each of those fans will receive a coupon via email which is redeemable for a free Jack Daniel's® burger or a Jack Daniel's® chicken sandwich.

"While we did not underestimate the love our guests have for our famous Jack Daniel's® Grill, we may have underestimated Woody," said Andrew Jordan, senior vice president of marketing for T.G.I. Friday's. "This guy loves a party and will stop at nothing to get one million fans. If Woody can get one million Facebook fans by September 30, 2009, T.G.I. Friday's will give Woody and each of his one million fans a free Jack Daniel's burger or Jack Daniel's chicken sandwich."

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 owned by Carlson Restaurants Worldwide Inc., a privately held company belonging to Minneapolis-based Carlson, a world leader in the hospitality, travel and marketing industries. As of September 2009, Carlson Restaurants Worldwide owns, operates, franchises or licenses more than 1,000 restaurants in 60 countries. (kbp)

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