Thank You to All Our Hard-Working Team Members!


As we enter into the busy holiday season we would like to thank all our team members for a successful year so far and recognize a few for going above and beyond in their duties. These standout managers have proven to be positive role models to their colleagues and key members of our Fridays team.

Danny Medel, Kitchen Manager, TGI Fridays Virginia Beach, VA

Our February Manager of the Month, Danny has awesome results! He’s very committed and very hardworking. In February, he put on/hosted the VA M.I. meeting that blew his Director of Operations Mark away. Mark commented “better and more thorough than ANY I have ever seen including the ones the pros in Dallas host”.

Danny is indeed a model for what we are looking for in our managers and we are so honored to have him as a member of United Restaurant Group Family!

Kim Temme, Manager, TGI Fridays Winston-Salem, NC

Kim earned our April Manager of The Month award when she jumped in to single-handedly manage an Ecosure audit, MI and brand standards audit, while her GM was hospitalized.

“Kim took the reins and passed the Ecosure audit. Then she attacked the MI which normally she and I split BOH/FOH respectively. She took it upon herself to make sure the entire team was focused on being the best they could for it. Lastly, she took the initiative for pushing us on the Brand Standards Audit, which we passed.” – Matthew Finley, General Manager

Lissa Paterson, Manager, TGI Fridays Murrells Inlet, SC

Manager of the Month for July, she has proven herself a true asset to our company and her coworkers.

“After losing two managers at pivotal weekends, Lissa opened her availability and stepped up into a 5 day a week associate manager role, forgoing the “summer tip money” that one could make on the floor. She has been a positive force through adversity and has taken on added responsibilities to take some pressure off others.  She was the only manager on duty while scoring an 85 on our brand standards review. Lissa has also learned to write accurate orders and has reinstated the successful adopt-a-booth program without being prompted.  She has been an overall asset to our team and our ability to navigate this summer season.” – Dave Porto, General Manager

Sean Steffen, Kitchen Manager, TGI Friday, Williamsburg, VA

The August Manager of the Month went to Sean Steffen for being consistently at the top of his game in all aspects of his job.

“Sean has been the backbone of both our BOH performance and overall performance as a team.  He’s been one of the top performers in almost every measurable category in our market, and the company.  He has consistently put up an AVT that is not only below our company goal of 1%, but often below 0.5%. Additionally, he has been the market leader in lunch throughput times, that has sparked a competitive push that’s driving our group throughput down as a whole, plus driving our ops comps down to a near best in class number.  He gives 100% of his energy to making the restaurant a better place to be as a manager, guest, and employee. He allows me to feel confident that my store is being managed with integrity, care, intensity, and with a purpose in my absence. I could not ask for more out of a kitchen manager.” – Dathen Compton, General Manager

Thank you to all our dedicated employees and valued guests that help make TGI Fridays and United Restaurant Group a everyday success.

Sincerely,
Louis Quartochi
Vice President, United Restaurant Group/TGI Fridays