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URG Continues Support For Fairways For Warriors

Posted on: September 22nd, 2023 by nmilne

This Labor Day weekend, URG Restaurants once again showed their unwavering support for Fairways for Warriors, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting wounded veterans through the power of golf. We’re thrilled to share that, with the help of our amazing guests, we raised over $1,000 to continue our commitment to this incredible cause!

Kathy Stevens, our CFO, presented a check to Roy Bell of Fairways for Warriors, symbolizing our enduring partnership and shared mission.

We couldn’t have done it without YOU – our incredible guests! Your continued generosity and support keep the momentum going, and we’re truly grateful for your kindness.

At United Restaurant Group, we’re not just about one-time efforts; we’re dedicated to making a lasting impact. Partnering with Fairways for Warriors is an ongoing commitment, and we’re honored to contribute to their mission of helping our wounded veterans find physical and emotional healing through golf.

Stay tuned for more updates on our continued partnership and community involvement initiatives! Together, we can make a difference.

URG Announces Two Internal Promotions to GM Roles

Posted on: September 8th, 2023 by nmilne

Glen Allen, September 08, 2023 – United Restaurant Group, a leading franchisee of TGI Fridays with a strong presence in the Mid-Atlantic region, is proud to announce the well-deserved promotions of Josie Woodall and Thomas Weston to the position of General Manager.

Josie Woodall, now General Manager in Wilmington, Delaware, has an exceptional career path within the URG family. Her journey began in 2007 as a bartender in New Castle, and her dedication to learning and leadership quickly propelled her through the ranks. Josie has managed multiple TGI Fridays locations across Delaware, including Newark and Dover, consistently driving operational excellence and fostering team cohesion. Beyond her professional achievements, Josie is a devoted spouse and parent to three children, two dogs, and a cat, reflecting her strong family values. Her passion for creating lasting memories both in her personal life and her professional career truly sets her apart. Josie’s promotion to General Manager is a testament to her unwavering commitment and exemplary leadership within the company.

In addition to Josie Woodall’s promotion, URG is thrilled to announce the elevation of Thomas Weston to the role of General Manager. Thomas, originally from Brooklyn, New York, and a Long Island resident since childhood, has a remarkable career journey within the URG family. He began his career with the company in 1998 and played a crucial role in opening the Chesapeake TGI Fridays location. His dedication and hard work led to his promotion as Kitchen Manager in 2022, and today, he proudly assumes the position of General Manager. Thomas’s commitment to delivering exceptional dining experiences, coupled with his dedication to family life, makes him an exemplary leader in the hospitality industry.

URG congratulates both Josie Woodall and Thomas Weston on their well-earned promotions to General Manager positions and looks forward to their continued contributions to the success and growth of the company.

Introducing the Fresh Value Lunch Selection

Posted on: August 10th, 2023 by nmilne

Glen Allen, August 10, 2023 — United Restaurant Group LP, a prominent franchisee of TGI Fridays with a strong presence in the Mid-Atlantic region, is excited to announce the arrival of their innovative value-centric lunch menu. This all-new lunch menu will be accessible across all 15 United Restaurant Group TGI Fridays establishments, exclusively for dine-in patrons, from Monday to Friday, 11 am to 2 pm.

Distinguished by its commitment to providing exceptional value, the revamped lunch menu showcases a medley of guest-favorite dishes at compelling prices, comprising:

Rob Stevens, United Restaurant Group’s Director of Marketing & Brand Standards, expressed, “We are addressing a previously unmet demand in our local market, traditionally occupied by fast food alternatives. We are optimistic that our patrons will warmly welcome this new, health-conscious lunch option.”

URG Fundraiser for All Pro Dad

Posted on: July 27th, 2023 by nmilne

Glen Allen, July 27, 2023 – United Restaurant Group (URG), is hosting a car wash on August 5th, 2023 at the Newport News, Virginia TGI Fridays location from 8:00 am to 11:00 am to raise money for All Pro Dad. All Pro Dad is a national organization that provides resources and support to fathers and father figures.

“We are excited to partner with All Pro Dad to raise money for this important organization,” said Jimmy Cabanban, VP of Operations for URG “We believe that all fathers deserve the support they need to be successful, and All Pro Dad provides that support.”

All Pro Dad is a prominent fatherhood program operated by Family First, dedicated to providing practical parenting guidance to numerous men on a daily basis. The initiative collaborates with NFL players, coaches, and alumni who passionately advocate for the significance of fatherhood. Utilizing various channels, such as free daily emails, school-based breakfasts, social networking platforms, and nationwide NFL events, All Pro Dad equips men with valuable tools to positively impact the lives of their children and families.

The car wash is a great opportunity to support a great cause. Please come out and show your support for All Pro Dad on August 5th.

URG Introduces $5 Appetizers

Posted on: July 10th, 2023 by nmilne

Glen Allen, July 10, 2023 — United Restaurant Group LP, a leading TGI Fridays franchisee with 15 locations across Virginia, Delaware, and North Carolina, is thrilled to announce the launch of an exciting new promotion: $5 Appetizers from 3pm – 7pm, Monday through Thursday. This limited-time offer is available exclusively at their restaurant locations, offering patrons incredible value and an enhanced dining experience.

The $5 Appetizers promotion features a selection of crowd-pleasing favorites, including Mozzarella Sticks, Pan-Seared Pot Stickers, Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls, Loaded Potato Skins, Spinach & Artichoke Dip, Warm Pretzels, and Boneless Wings. Whether you’re craving a cheesy indulgence or a savory snack, these appetizers are sure to tantalize your taste buds.

This exciting promotion is designed to make dining out more accessible and enjoyable for our valued customers. Available exclusively in the bar area for dine-in only, guests can savor these mouthwatering appetizers while enjoying the vibrant atmosphere of our restaurants. The $5 Appetizers offer is a fantastic opportunity for friends, colleagues, and families to come together and experience an array of delicious flavors at an unbeatable price.

CEO of United Restaurant Group, Tony Grillo, expresses enthusiasm about this new offering, stating, “The combination of this great appetizer deal with the ongoing special drink prices gives us a real competitive edge in our markets and provides the guests with a real value in these tough economic times.”

URG Supports Fairways for Warriors

Posted on: June 19th, 2023 by nmilne

Glen Allen, June 19, 2023 – United Restaurant Group is pleased to partner with Fairways for Warriors. They are a fantastic non-profit group of veterans assisting veterans that have seen combat resulting in seen and unseen wounds.

Through golf tournaments, swing clinics, and social gatherings for veterans and partners, Fairways for Warriors builds funds to help with everyday expenses that may be a challenge to some of our heroes returning home. One of the most impressive accomplishments of this great group is that 90% of the funds raised go directly to the veterans they serve.

We are honored to partner with these great women and men!

Fridays Launches GRILLED & SAUCED

Posted on: June 19th, 2023 by nmilne

TGI Fridays is pleased to announce GRILLED & SAUCED! Our latest food and beverage development for great seasonal beverages and grilled proteins featuring classic and new sauces that are packed with flavor! Our fantastic ribs, grilled chicken, sustainable salmon, and an array of steaks are basted with our Korean Red Chile Sauce, Hennessey Spiked Orange Glaze, Al Pastor with Grilled Pineapple and Cilantro and many more! You can also choose from over a dozen side items including the new Elote Street Corn, 4 Cheese Mac & Cheese, and Tomato Cucumber Onion Salad!

Welcome Back Alpha

Posted on: May 12th, 2023 by nmilne

Glen 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

Posted on: November 21st, 2022 by nmilne

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.

Free Lunch for Veterans this Veterans Day

Posted on: November 10th, 2022 by nmilne

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.