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Fridays Clean Guarantee

Posted on: June 11th, 2020 by sarasiskin No Comments

At TGI Fridays, your safety is our top priority. And as our stores are now all open, we wanted to share some of the steps we are taking to ensure your safety as well as the safety of our team members.

A Letter From Our CEO

Posted on: April 17th, 2020 by sarasiskin No Comments


To Our Valued Customers & Staff,

First and foremost, we want to express our sincere concern for everyone who has been impacted by the Coronavirus.

The health and wellbeing of our team members and guests is always our number one concern, and we wanted to share with you some actions we’ve taken to ensure your continued safety during these trying times.

At this time, all of our restaurants have transitioned to curbside pick and 3rd party delivery service only, and due to this, we are offering a slightly limited menu that supports this service change.

We have reinforced our already robust quality assurance and safety standards by taking these preventative steps:

We have been following the guidance of the CDC and our local health departments and will continue to do so as this situation evolves.

Please stay safe and healthy, and we look forward to seeing you in our dining rooms soon.


Tony Grillo

CEO, United Restaurant Group / TGI Fridays

Fridays + Foodgod = Unicornfetti Cake (on The Wendy Williams Show)

Posted on: March 10th, 2020 by sarasiskin No Comments

The popular foodie “Foodgod” has created a NEW amazing dessert that will be served exclusively at TGI Fridays starting on March 17th!

This festive dessert, the Unicornfetti Cake, features party-colored vanilla ice cream, coated with warm, decadent white chocolate [and] lollipop candy crunchies and color-changing sugar crystals… YUM!

This delicious treat was even featured on The Wendy Williams Show! Check it out….

Congrats to Lynchburg and Madison Flugga!

Posted on: November 12th, 2019 by sarasiskin No Comments

Congrats to Madison Flugga, one of our dedicated & talented bartenders at our Lynchburg, VA TGI Fridays!

United Vice President of Operations Louis Quartochi stopped by the Lynchburg location to recognize the great work they’ve been doing, and he wrote this to share his excitement….

“I stopped in our Lynchburg, VA restaurant yesterday to check in on the team and had the opportunity to see Madison Flugga, one of our bartenders delivering a true ‘Corner Bar’ experience to a group of regulars. As the group was leaving, they made it clear she was ‘tops’ and she was the reason they are loyal regulars! I recognized her with a Vice President’s Gold Star and a bit of $$ to simply say Thank You for all that she does on a daily basis!!!!”Louis Quartochi, Vice President of United Restaurant Group.

Keep up the good work team Madison (and team Lynchburg) – you make us proud!

Dog the Bounty Hunter at Fridays!

Posted on: October 2nd, 2019 by sarasiskin No Comments

We had a VIP in the house!

We’re so excited that the A&E star of Dog the Bounty Hunter, Duane “Dog” Chapman made a stop for dinner at our TGI Fridays in Murrells Inlet, SC.

He was not only kind enough to chat with our team members, but he also took some photos with us. Thanks, DOG…. we hope you come back to one of our Fridays again soon!

Congrats to Miguel on 25 years at TGI Fridays!

Posted on: July 23rd, 2019 by sarasiskin No Comments

As of July 22nd, Miguel Hernandez has been working at our Midlothian Turnpike location in Richmond for 25 years. What an exciting milestone we were thrilled to celebrate with him (and of course some yummy cake and treats)!

Miguel started out at this Fridays as a fry cook. Since then he’s taken on every station, earning the much-deserved title of “Grill Master”, which he still holds to this day.

At 70 years old, he will be retiring soon to spend his time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. We will truly miss his can-do attitude & sunny disposition. However, we will strive to honor him the best we can in his absence!

Congrats Miguel and a big THANK YOU for all your years and devotion to our team. Best of luck to you on your retirement. You will be missed!

Congrats to Fridays All-Stars, Tara and Thomas!

Posted on: January 30th, 2019 by sarasiskin

Congratulations our General Manager at the Garner, NC TGI Fridays, Tara Scarborough for delivering phenomenal sales growth in 2018! Tara and her team were up a whopping 6.2% in comp sales for the year. Well ahead of the company and industry averages! She was recently presented with a Vice President of Operations Gold Star.

Also, congratulations to Thomas Miles, our Director of Operations in North Caroline & Virginia, for also delivering great comp sales growth in his market this past year. Thomas’ region was up 1.9% in comp sales!

Congrats to both amazing team members. Keep up the great work, Fridays All-Stars!

Congrats to Bonnie – 20 years at Newport News!

Posted on: January 29th, 2019 by sarasiskin

Congrats to Bonnie for 20 years at Fridays!

January 2019– we’re so proud to honor Bonnie Taluto on her 20-year anniversary at our TGI Fridays in Newport News. She’s always made such a positive impact on so many managers and team members over the last 20 year, and she’s always done so with a big smile.

Congratulations again Bonnie, and thank you for all you do for us! Keep up the great work!

Jake Kirchner – Franchise GM of the Year

Posted on: December 27th, 2018 by sarasiskin

Congrats to Jake Kirchner – Franchise GM of the Year!

“I’m proud to announce that Jake was presented with the “Franchise GM of the Year” Award today by the folks from Fridays in Dallas. We could not be prouder of what Jake and his Asheville, NC team accomplished in 2017. Along with a hardy handshake, he also received a very cool crystal award and a very Beautiful Rolex Watch! The photos below tell the story!! Congratulations Jake!!!!”
– Louis Quartochi
Vice President of Operations

Stuff The Bus 2018

Posted on: December 19th, 2018 by sarasiskin

We’re so proud to be one of the sponsors of Z104’s Stuff The Bus this holiday season in VA Beach, Virginia. It was an amazing turnout!

See the Grand Finale/Recap for yourself… (click on the image below)

Source via K104 Radio