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Franchise - T.G.I. Friday's
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The Franchisee

T.G.I. Friday's restaurant brand is looking for franchisees with a significant net worth of $6+ million and 5+ years of hospitality experience operating multiple restaurant locations. In addition, the ideal organization will exhibit the ability, infrastructure, and passion to implement an aggressive growth strategy for the TGI Friday’s brand.

About us

T.G.I. FRIDAY'S, one of the first American casual dining chains, offers a unique dining experience that has become the favorite pastime of millions worldwide. Friday's is an American casual dining concept that combines a bar and restaurant specialising in an American-style menu that includes grill steaks, ribs, seafood, burgers, chicken and TexMex.

History

Opening in 1965, the first T.G.I. Friday's restaurant was located at First Avenue and 63rd Street in New York City and featured red and white stripes, a blue exterior and its name -- T.G.I. Friday's. Inside were wooden floors, Tiffany-style lamps, bentwood chairs and striped tablecloths. The bar area, with its brass rails and stained glass, contributed to the classic ambiance.

To obtain the signature T.G.I. Friday's interior décor, a full-time antique "picker" traveled extensively to auctions and flea markets. Memorabilia had to be authentic and, if possible, unique to the area where the new restaurant was located.

Market

T.G.I. Friday’s continues to rank No. 1 in number of restaurants for American-style casual dining chains internationally. You, too, can become a part of the Friday's family by becoming a franchisee.

News

02.05.2012

T.G.I. Friday's franchise offers more choices with its new Mobile App

T.G.I. Friday's has announced the launch of its new T.G.I. Friday's Mobile App for iPhone and Android. According to the information provided, the app is the first from a casual dining chain that gi... » Read more


21.04.2011

Reward offered for missing T.G.I. Friday's® Best Burger Trophy

T.G.I. Friday's has announced that it is offering a reward for any tips that lead to the return of its "Best Burger" trophy, which was taken from the Ammon, Idaho location just two days after it wa... » Read more


04.04.2011

Carlson Restaurants announces plans to double the number of T.G.I. Friday's Restaurants

At its 2011 Global Business Conference last week in Dallas, Texas, Carlson Restaurants, parent of T.G.I. Friday's®, announced plans to double the number of T.G.I. Friday's restaurants globally. ... » Read more


20.03.2011

T.G.I. Friday's® franchise crowns new World Bartender Champion as athletes pledge to continue campaign and seek global home for sport

The T.G.I. Friday's® franchise have announced that bartenders around the world are not backing down in their quest for athletic gold. Despite efforts in petitioning the International Olympic Commit... » Read more


08.03.2011

T.G.I. Friday's® reaches international milestones

The T.G.I. Friday's franchise has announced that it is now serving the "Friday feeling" in 350 international locations. According to the information provided, the newest Friday's® restaurant opened... » Read more


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-owne... » Read more


08.01.2011

T.G.I. Friday's goes for the gold: launches campaign to send bartending to the Olympics

Bartending as an Olympic sport? From keg-lifting to synchronized flairtending, bartenders around the globe have been world class athletes since the first cocktail was poured. And now, their time ha... » Read more


17.11.2010

T.G.I. Friday's® Restaurants names Peppercom as Public Relations Agency of Record

The T.G.I. Friday's® franchise has announced that it has appointed Peppercom as its public relations agency of record. Owned by privately-held Carlson, T.G.I. Friday's is, it says, the global leade... » Read more


05.11.2010

T.G.I. Friday's® introduces an allergen supplement menu

The T.G.I. Friday's franchise has announced that it is now both easier and more convenient than ever for guests with food allergies, or those who have gluten sensitivities, to dine at a T.G.I. Frid... » Read more


01.09.2010

Carlson acquires remaining 60 Percent Stake in 46 T.G.I. Friday's® restaurants in the United Kingdom from AAC

Carlson, a privately held global hospitality and travel company, has announced that it has acquired the remaining 60 percent stake in T.G.I. Friday's UK Holdings LTD from AAC Capital Partners, a le... » Read more


12.07.2010

T.G.I. Friday's® USA honors top beverage supplier partners

T.G.I. Friday's USA has announced that it recently honored its top beverage supplier partners at the 2010 Supplier Summit at the Westin Stonebriar in Frisco, Texas on June 7. According to the inf... » Read more


06.07.2010

T.G.I. Friday's® Restaurants introduce Caribbean-Inspired summer menu

T.G.I. Friday's restaurants has announced that it has introduced its new Caribbean-inspired Summer menu featuring fourteen new appetizer, salad, sandwich, entree and combo dishes starting at $8.99 ... » Read more


11.06.2010

Trey Hall named Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of T.G.I. Friday's®

Nick Shepherd, president and chief executive officer of Carlson Restaurants Worldwide, parent of T.G.I. Friday's, has named Trey Hall as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of T.G.I. ... » Read more


03.06.2010

T.G.I. Friday's® USA and DFPR named Grand Prize Winner, Best Media Campaign of the Year

T.G.I. Friday's USA and its public relations agency DFPR have announced that they were recently named the Grand Prize Winner, Best Media Campaign of the Year, in the 2010 Bulldog Awards for Excelle... » Read more


22.05.2010

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 respo... » Read more


05.04.2010

Minnesota's Brian Zachau crowned 'Greatest T.G.I. Friday's® Bartender in the World'

T.G.I. Friday's has announced that Brian Zachau, a 32-year-old bartender from the Maple Grove, Minnesota T.G.I. Friday's restaurant, was crowned "The Greatest T.G.I. Friday's Bartender in the World... » Read more


24.03.2010

Dallas to Host the 'Top Ten T.G.I. Friday's® Bartenders in the World'

T.G.I. Friday's has announced that ten mixologists (bartenders) from around the globe will be competing on Friday, March 26 for the title of "Greatest T.G.I. Friday's Bartender in the World." Accor... » Read more


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... » Read more


04.02.2010

T.G.I. Friday's® Restaurants with special offer for the Big Game

T.G.I. Friday's has announced that it is offering $5 off party platters at participating restaurants in the U.S. for the February 7, 2010 professional football championship between New Orleans and ... » Read more


01.02.2010

Lee Sanders appointed President of Franchising for T.G.I. Friday's® USA

Nick Shepherd, president and chief executive officer of Carlson Restaurants Worldwide, has announced that Lee Sanders has been appointed president of franchising for T.G.I. Friday's USA and a membe... » Read more


10.01.2010

T.G.I. Friday's® USA and DFPR win two LACP Special Achievement Category Awards

T.G.I. Friday's USA has announced that it and its public relations agency DFPR were recently named Special Achievement Category Winners by the League of American Communications Professionals (LACP) in... » Read more


27.12.2009

New Jersey's Gabi Sztancsik wins title of T.G.I. Friday's® Northeast Division Bartender

T.G.I. Friday's has announced that Gabi Sztancsik of the Watchung, New Jersey T.G.I. Friday's restaurant defeated other top mixologists from across the Northeast last week to advance to the finals ... » Read more


12.12.2009

T.G.I. Friday's® Restaurants announce gift card giveaway

T.G.I. Friday's has announced that it is making it more fun to give and receive this holiday season. With Friday's Gift Card Giveaway, guests who purchase Friday's Gift Cards at participating U.S. ... » Read more


04.12.2009

Minnesota's Brian Zachau wins Midwest division title of T.G.I. Friday's® World Bartender Champion

T.G.I. Friday's has announced that five-time US Champion Brian Zachau of the Maple Grove, Minnesota T.G.I. Friday's restaurant defeated other top Larger than Life mixologists from across the Midwes... » Read more


24.11.2009

T.G.I. Friday's® restaurants in Texas to donate portion of Thanksgiving Day sales to assist Fort Hood Community

T.G.I. Friday's has announced that all 50 restaurants in its home state of Texas will be donating 5% of net sales from Thanksgiving Day to the United Service Organizations to assist the Fort Hood c... » Read more


18.11.2009

T.G.I. Friday's® Restaurants announce half-price appetizers

T.G.I. Friday's has announced that it is to feature eight half-price appetizers in the bar after 4 p.m. at nearly 600 participating restaurants in the U.S. until December 23. Andrew Jordan, senio... » Read more


10.11.2009

T.G.I. Friday's® Restaurants extends its menu

T.G.I. Friday's announced recently that it will be featuring two new burgers and two new chicken sandwiches on its menu for a limited time at nearly 600 participating restaurants in the U.S. Accord... » Read more


19.10.2009

T.G.I. Friday's® Restaurants announce 'America's Largest Halloween Party'

T.G.I. Friday's as announced that it will host America's Largest Halloween Party on Thursday, October 29 from 9 p.m. to close at nearly 600 participating restaurants in the U.S. According to the in... » Read more


08.10.2009

T.G.I. Friday’s receives Hospitality Technology’s Breakthrough Award

T.G.I. Friday’s has announced that it was presented with Hospitality Technology’s “Excellence in Customer Engagement” Breakthrough Award for its proprietary guest recognition program Give Me More S... » Read more


25.09.2009

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 Facebo... » Read more


16.09.2009

T.G.I. Friday's® Restaurants Issue Punt Challenge for Dallas vs. New York Sunday 20 Football Game

T.G.I. Friday's restaurants has announced that it has issued a Punt Challenge for the September 20 Sunday night Dallas vs. New York football game at the most talked-about football stadium on earth ... » Read more


14.09.2009

T.G.I. Friday's® Restaurants Introduce 'Woody'

T.G.I. Friday's restaurants, in a friendly bet with its self-proclaimed #1 fan, has agreed to let "Woody" give away either a Jack Daniel's® Burger or a Jack Daniel's® Chicken Sandwich to the first ... » Read more


10.08.2009

TGI Friday's® Inc. welcomes new franchisee

TGI Friday's Inc. announced recently that St. Louis-based Bistro Americain West I LLC, the newest T.G.I. Friday's franchisee, has been awarded an 8-unit development agreement for counties in northe... » Read more


04.08.2009

T.G.I. Friday's® USA honors top supplier partners

T.G.I. Friday's USA announced recently that it honored its top supplier partners at its annual Supplier Recognition Dinner during the company's business meeting at the Swan and Dolphin resort in Or... » Read more


29.07.2009

T.G.I. Friday's® brand re-opens the original international casual dining restaurant

T.G.I. Friday's brand, a top U.S. casual dining brand in the international marketplace with more than 320 restaurants in 59 countries outside of the U.S., announced recently that it has re-opened i... » Read more

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