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2017 Bartender Championship Winners

Posted on: September 28th, 2017 by devadmin

Congratulations to Ali King, from our Raleigh location, and Brittany Yates, from our Midlothian, VA location for winning the regional Bartender Championships this summer! They will both be going to the semifinals, held on October 4th at a Fridays location in Hanover, Maryland.

We have raised over $14,000 total across all 26 of United Restaurant Group’s locations this year from our Bartender Championships. Those profits were donated to Share Our Strength, as well as other local nonprofit organizations.

We are so proud of all the money our team members have raised, and we wish a very big GOOD LUCK to Ali and Brittany, as they go on to compete on the 4th.

For those interested in attending the Semifinals event on October 4th, the address is below:

TGI Fridays
7655 Arundel Mills Blvd
Hanover, MD 21076

January 2017 Manager of the Month – Amy James

Posted on: February 9th, 2017 by devadmin

Congratulations to January’s Manager of the Month, Amy James!

Amy is the Kitchen Manager at our Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina location. She has always shown a very high commitment level in her position. Her team consistently achieves high scores with high marks on food quality. Amy will soon be presented a well-deserved crystal award for her achievements.

We are all so proud of her hard work, dedication, and leadership. Congrats to you Amy!

2016 a Year of Giving Back

Posted on: December 30th, 2016 by devadmin

Richmond, VA – December 30, 2016 – This past year has been a great year for giving back to our local communities. We want to pay tribute to our amazing guests and our hard-working staff who have gone the extra mile to support our local communities through the many outreach events and fundraisers in 2016.

The following list includes just a few examples of how our guests and staff supported their local communities in 2016.

• Raised $30,000 for Share Our Strength
• Fundraising for Autism Society of Central Virginia
• Sponsored Local Youth Scholarships for the Will Wade Basketball Camp
• Sponsored the MAN UP Volunteer Festival
• Hosted Free Veterans Day Lunch for Veterans and Active Military
• Sponsored Local Toy Drives
• Sponsored Local Coat Donation Drives
• Sponsored Local Thanksgiving Food Drives
• Fundraising for Cancer Awareness
• Fundraising for the Richmond Wildlife Center
• Sponsored Taste of Virginia
• Fundraising with Flair for Prayers

“Thank you all for your support and commitment to our wonderful local communities and the people that make this world a better place every day.” Tony Grillo, CEO, United Restaurant Group / TGI Fridays

About United Restaurant Group (TGI Fridays)
Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, United Restaurant Group, LP, is the second largest franchisee of TGI Fridays. Starting with just two restaurants in 1993, the company has grown into a group of 28 restaurants in four different states—Virginia, Delaware, North Carolina and South Carolina. Core to the company’s mission is to be a valuable contributor in the local communities that their restaurants serve. This mission includes instilling a sense of community involvement and responsibility in all their employees.

Richmond Tacky Sweater Christmas Parties

Posted on: December 28th, 2016 by devadmin

We made a LOT of wonderful new memories this year across all of our Richmond restaurants!

Thank you to all who joined us & to the Fridays team for all their help making this holiday season a memorable one!

Check out a few of the moments captured during some of our Tacky Sweater Christmas Parties…


Midlothian Fridays Wins NBC12 Hall of Fame Award

Posted on: December 9th, 2016 by nmilne

Congratulations to the team at our Midlothian TGI Fridays for winning the NBC12 Restaurant Report, Hall of Fame Award. Where the health inspectors say “it’s always clean” and they’ve had three consecutive perfect health inspections. In an interview with reporter Heather Sullivan, the General Manager, Kurt Kuhnle credits the staff, “they work really, really hard and they have a lot of pride in what they do”.

You can view the TV spot, which aired Thursday evening, December 8th here:

NBC12 Hall of Fame

Happy Holidays from United Restaurant Group

Posted on: November 17th, 2016 by devadmin
From our family at United Restaurant Group/TGI Fridays, to yours…

we wish you all a very Happy Holidays!

Veterans Day 2016

Posted on: November 14th, 2016 by devadmin

November 11th, 2016- On Veterans Day, we were very honored to serve Veterans and Active Military a free lunch for their courageous services to our country.

We had an excellent turnout across all stores, and we were thrilled to have hosted many of our nation’s bravest at each of our Fridays restaurants.

We are also very grateful to all our Fridays team members for all their hard work in making this holiday lunch a success. The President & Vice President of United Restaurant Group had some nice things to say regarding Veterans Day 2016…

“Teams, thank you all for your commitment to giving back to our local communities. When you think of the sacrifice our veterans have made it would be nice to think of how we can say thank you in other ways. Suggestions are welcome. Thank you all.”  Said Tony Grillo, President of United Restaurant Group.

“I’m very proud of the effort everyone team made to take care of our nation’s veterans yesterday. All of you went above and beyond with staffing and service, and I know it was appreciated by those men and women that have served our country. Here are just a few photos from across our company.” said Louis Quartochi, Vice President of United Restaurant Group.


Happy Holidays

Posted on: November 11th, 2016 by devadmin

On Tuesday, November 8th, we filmed our 1st annual “Thanking the Community” TV commercial with a group of top Fridays team members, along with the president of United Restaurant Group, Tony Grillo. We had a fantastic time, and the TV commercial wrapped up nicely!

We are all so pleased to be part of such a terrific team, and we look forward to many more fun times ahead as we transition into the New Year.

Happy Early Holidays to all, from United Restuarant Group/TGI Fridays!


Welcome Home Dan!

Posted on: November 7th, 2016 by devadmin

Richmond, VA – November 7th, 2016– Please join us in welcoming back Master Sergeant Dan Drake as General Manager in Cary, NC!

Dan has proudly served our country in the US Air Force overseas in Kuwait, Afghanistan & Iraq. We are so proud of Dan for his service and sacrifice to our country. And we are so honored and excited to have Dan back with us at United Restaurant Group as a GM for TGI Fridays in Cary, NC.


“When Dan returned from his deployment, he presented Tony with a flag that had been flown over Iraq. We have had it framed and it is displayed prominently in the board room of our office. Again, Dan, we are all very proud of your commitment and service to our country and are extremely happy you made it back safely!!” said Louis Quartochi, Vice President of United Restaurant Group.


Thanks for all you’ve done Dan… and welcome home!


MAN UP Volunteer Festival

Posted on: October 18th, 2016 by devadmin

Henrico County, VA – Families from all over Henrico county came together and enjoyed a completely free event put on by MAN UP this weekend. This is an organization that works towards getting more fathers and men involved in early childhood education volunteer work. And the Richmond Fridays team were excited to participate!

The team met so many amazing people from the community along with many happy children… who left with Fridays branded goodies!

A big thank you to the Henrico county community for the opportunity, and to the Richmond Fridays team for all their efforts during this wonderful event!

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