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URG Welcomes Carlos
Glenn Allen, VA, June 1, 2023 – United Restaurant Group is thrilled to announce the addition of Carlos Rodriguez to their team as the Manager overseeing front-of-house operations at the Henrico, Virginia TGI Fridays restaurant in Virginia.
Carlos comes armed with an impressive 11 years of management experience in the hospitality industry, having worked with renowned brands like Popeyes, Sheez, and Mezeh. His most recent role was as the Director of Operations for a local Popeyes franchise, where he showcased his exceptional skills.
“Carlos brings an incredible level of hands-on experience and outstanding leadership skills that truly inspire others. Needless to say, we are beyond excited to have him on board,” said Jimmy Cabanban, the VP of Operations at United Restaurant Group.
With Carlos at the helm, United Restaurant Group is confident that the front-of-house operations at the Henrico location will flourish, offering an exceptional dining experience to patrons.
Welcome Back Alpha
Glenn Allen, VA, May 12, 2023 – United Restaurant Group is pleased to announce the return of Alpha Loucar as the General Manager of the Henrico, Virginia TGI Fridays location.
Hailing from Senegal, Loucar first joined TGI Fridays in 2015 as a kitchen manager before moving on to Five Guys as a staff trainer. “We are thrilled to have him back, he’s truly an asset to the company,” said Jimmy Cabanban, Vice President of Operations at United Restaurant Group. Outside of work, Alpha, who is married with three girls and two boys, enjoys sharing his passion for soccer with his children and his community.
Experienced GM Joins the Team
Glenn Allen, VA, November 21, 2022 – United Restaurant Group is delighted to welcome their newest General Manager, Eric Johnson, who will run the operation at their Williamsburg TGI Fridays restaurant.
Originally from Clinton, MD, Eric moved to Virginia in 2020, where he started working in the hospitality industry. With unmatched drive and a willingness to learn, Eric excelled and soon became one of the youngest GMs at Papa Johns. Following his time at Papa Johns, he became the Food Service Director at the Walter Reed Military Hospital. After several years at the hospital, Eric returned to the private sector to work for Chic-Fil-A as a Foodservice Director. In 2020, he joined Applebees as the GM in Newport News, where he sharpened his skills in the casual dining arena.
Married and a father of 3 boys. He enjoys watching football and rooting for his New York Giants.
Congratulations, Eric and welcome to the management team.
Free Lunch for Veterans this Veterans Day
Glenn Allen, November 10, 2022 – United Restaurant Group and TGI Fridays will celebrate this Veterans Day, Friday, November 11th, by providing free lunch to all US Veterans and active duty military personnel. This special promotion will run Friday, November 11th, from 11 am – 2 pm and includes a special lunch menu.
Welcome Our Newest GM, Jordan West
Fridays Partners with Jamie Foxx
DALLAS, Sept. 27, 2022 — TGI Fridays and Jamie Foxx’s BSB – Brown Sugar Bourbon are ringing in fall with a menu of food and drink offerings that are sure to make the season saucier. Inspired by the smooth, slightly sweet flavors of Foxx’s BSB, TGI Fridays created its newest BBQ sauce, aptly named Foxx on the Roxx and is offering it up on a saucy lineup of signature menu items and pairing it with a new crafted cocktail.
The new Foxx on the Roxx BBQ Sauce – made with BSB and crafted by Foxx based on the flavors (and cocktails) he loves – brings some serious old fashioned cocktail vibes with hints of spice and citrus, and topped off with chopped cherries. The brand’s newest sauce is now available exclusively at TGI Fridays on some of Foxx’s favorite dishes, including:
Fridays® Big Ribs – A full-rack of double-basted fall-off-the-bone tender pork ribs basted in the new Foxx on the Roxx BBQ sauce
Bucket of Bones – A shareable portion of Fridays Big Ribs and Traditional Wings smothered with Foxx on the Roxx BBQ sauce
Wings Roulette Platter – Mix and match three of TGI Fridays signature boneless or traditional wing flavors including the new Foxx on the Roxx BBQ and two additional sauces
And no “Season of Saucy” is complete without a good cocktail – which is why Fridays and Foxx teamed up to create the Foxxy Mule. Sure to definitely set the party off right, the new beverage is the perfect mix of BSB, Monin Habanero Lime Syrup, Fever-Tree Ginger Beer, and a squeeze of lime.
“I’ve been going to TGI Fridays my whole life. I have so many great memories – from trips with my mom to celebrate special occasions as a kid to post-show celebrations with friends and family after my comedy shows when I was starting out – and to finally have the opportunity to create something for the Fridays menu and join the Fridays family with Brown Sugar Bourbon is remarkable,” said Jamie Foxx. “I hope everyone enjoys our cocktail and the Foxx on the Roxx sauce as much as I did creating them.”
TGI Fridays is also offering a Foxx on the Roxx digital exclusive for fans – including a half rack of ribs, six traditional wings and fries for $19.99. Guests can get their hands on this deal starting on October 4th exclusively through Fridays.com for a limited time.
“We’re all about bringing our mission of ‘lifting spirits’ to our guests – and we can’t think of any better way of doing this than partnering with Jamie Foxx and BSB on the ‘season of saucy,'” said Ray Blanchette, Chief Executive Officer at TGI Fridays. “We’ve worked really closely with Jamie and the BSB team to bring our guests flavors that are authentic to Jamie with an all-new flavor profile that we know our guests will love.”
TGI Fridays is also celebrating fall with the return of Make It a Double – giving fans the opportunity to enjoy their favorite combinations all on one plate. The brand’s Crispy Whiskey Combo, featuring a half-rack of double-basted pork ribs and Cajun-dusted crispy fried shrimp, and Surf ‘N’ Whiskey Turf, which includes a grilled 6 ounce sirloin and Cajun-dusted crispy fried shrimp, are available all season long with the new Foxx on the Roxx BBQ sauce..
For more information, including a list of TGI Fridays locations please visit www.Fridays.com.
50¢ Wings on Monday Nights
Glenn Allen, September 12, 2022 – United Restaurant Group LP (URG) launches their 50¢ Chicken Wings football season promotion across all their TGI Fridays restaurants. The promotion will run at all 15 URG TGI Fridays locations in the Mid-Atlantic from Delaware to North Carolina. The promotion offers 50¢ chicken wings on Monday nights from 5pm to closing for dine-in only.
“After two years of uncertainty It’s a great way to get people back to our restaurants celebrating with friends. Plus, who doesn’t like chicken wings with beer and football?” said Tony Grillo, CEO of United Restaurant Group.
Partnership with Buddy Valastro
United Restaurant Group/TGI Fridays has partnered with Buddy Valastro at Carlo’s Bakery to bring guests his famous Rainbow Cake. Six perfectly stacked layers of bright rainbow-colored vanilla cake filled with a sweet vanilla icing and covered with rainbow sprinkles. It’s only available at TGI Fridays for a limited time, so hurry in or order yours online.
“This holiday season, we all need a little more peace and hope, so why not get it in the form of a slice of Rainbow Cake,” said Lisa Dean, TGI Fridays/United Restaurant Group marketing manager.
With this exclusive partnership, Fridays’ guests and cake lovers everywhere have easy access to one of Buddy’s delicious cakes. This is a limited-time menu item, so don’t miss out.
Fridays Clean Guarantee
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
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:
- Disinfecting all surfaces across the restaurant, including but not limited to kitchen counters, bar tops, tables, bathroom surfaces, door handles, and other high touch surfaces.
- Educating staff on the COVID-19 threat and preventative measures to follow. Including not letting employees work if sick or if they think that they have been exposed to COVID-19.
- Employing a new no-touch curbside pick-up protocol where customers are not interacting with staff or touching unsanitary surfaces at pick-up.
- For added safety, we’re sealing all orders to limit exposure once it leaves our kitchen.
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.
CEO, United Restaurant Group / TGI Fridays