Glen 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.
Glen 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.
Glen Allen, November 07, 2022 – United Restaurant Group welcomes Jordan West as our newest GM in our Wilmington, DE, store. Jordan started as a dishwasher in the restaurant industry at 16 for Shoneys. He started in our New Castle store in 2002 as a server. After working at other concepts, he returned to Fridays in 2019 as a bartender.
“This summer, I had the opportunity to watch Jordan present the train-the-trainer class for the server guides in front of GMs, server managers, and coaches. At that moment, I knew that Jordan wasn’t just a good manager, but he was becoming a great leader.” Said Jimmy Cabanban, VP of Operations for United Restaurant Group.
When not at work, Jordan loves spending time with his wife of 10 years and 4 children. He enjoys the outdoors, cheering for his children on the sidelines, and weekend family camping trips in the mountains.
Congratulations, Jordan. We look forward to your future successes!
Glen Allen, November 02, 2022 – United Restaurant Group welcomes back Jake Kirchner as the GM of our Asheville, NC, store. Jake started with Fridays in 2009 as a beverage manager in Asheville. He was recognized in 2017 as the Franchise GM of the year in the entire Fridays system. Jake moved to Florida in 2021 and worked at Whiskey Joes as the GM.
Laura, his wife, missed her family in Asheville. Thank you, Laura, for bringing Jake back!
He enjoys spending time with his wife and his best friend Nick, his 8-year-old son, watching his favorite college football team- Michigan.
Congratulations, Jake, and welcome back to the family!