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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.

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 Welcomes Back Employee to a Senior Roll

Posted on: November 8th, 2022 by nmilne
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!

Fridays + Foodgod = Unicornfetti Cake (on The Wendy Williams Show)

Posted on: March 10th, 2020 by devadmin No Comments

The popular foodie “Foodgod” has created a NEW amazing dessert that will be served exclusively at TGI Fridays starting on March 17th!

This festive dessert, the Unicornfetti Cake, features party-colored vanilla ice cream, coated with warm, decadent white chocolate [and] lollipop candy crunchies and color-changing sugar crystals… YUM!

This delicious treat was even featured on The Wendy Williams Show! Check it out….

Stuff The Bus 2018

Posted on: December 19th, 2018 by devadmin

We’re so proud to be one of the sponsors of Z104’s Stuff The Bus this holiday season in VA Beach, Virginia. It was an amazing turnout!

See the Grand Finale/Recap for yourself… (click on the image below)

Source via K104 Radio

Bartender Semi-Final Championships 2018

Posted on: December 10th, 2018 by devadmin

From the United Restaurant Group family- we are excited & proud to wish a very big GOOD LUCK to our friends competing at the Semi-Final Bartender Championship, located at our West Broad TGI Fridays in Richmond. Good luck to Jermie from Mt. Pleasant to Brittany, from Midlothian/Swift Creek, and also to Ali, from our Raleigh Fridays. Happy flair-ing ya’ll!

Happy Holidays from United Restaurant Group

Posted on: November 14th, 2018 by devadmin

‘Tis the season to be jolly… and from our family at United Restaurant Group to yours- Happy Holidays everyone! We wish you all a wonderful season with friends, family and loved ones.

Fridays Feast

Posted on: October 4th, 2018 by devadmin

Feast with a friend at Fridays! Order 2 Appetizers + 2 Entrees + 2 Desserts, starting at $20.


Summer Favorites via Monster Coupon Book

Posted on: August 7th, 2018 by devadmin
Thanks to Monster Coupon Book, three of our TGI Fridays stores in South Carolina are sharing some favorite summertime dishes & drinks of 2018…