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TGI Fridays® Cures Busted Bracket Blues with Free Wings for Defeated Game Day Fans

Just in time for college basketball's biggest tournament of the year, TGI Fridays® is ensuring fans finish the season with a win – especially if their team does not. As fans chase after the elusive – and potentially impossible – perfect bracket, TGI Fridays is serving the ultimate rebound for anyone with a losing bracket. Turning L's into W's, the iconic dining chain is offering free wings as a consolation to every fan with a busted bracket.

Available all day, every day from the tournament tip-off...

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Mar 14 11:54 AM, Urner Barry



TGI Fridays® Announces Sale of Select Restaurants in the Northeast to Longtime Stakeholder 

TGI Fridays® today announced the sale of eight previously corporate-owned restaurants in the Northeast to former CEO Ray Blanchette.

With a history of deep involvement and unwavering confidence in the Fridays brand, Mr. Blanchette brings an unmatched understanding of the TGI Fridays business and the restaurant's commitment to delivering excellence for guests. Following the finalization of the sale, Blanchette will lead the locations into a new phase of revitalization.

As TGI Fridays continues executing an era of transformation, the transition is poised to deliver...

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Jan 4 9:22 AM, Urner Barry


Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc. Recalls Boneless Chicken Bites Products

Simmons Prepared Foods Inc., a Van Buren, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 26,550 pounds of TGI Fridays boneless chicken bites products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of clear, hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The boneless chicken bites items were produced on Oct. 3, 2023. The following products are subject to recall [view labels]:

  • 15-oz. carton containing "TGI FRIDAYS BONELESS CHICKEN BITES HONEY BBQ CHICKEN" with lot code KL3K03 and Best By...
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Dec 19 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


TGI Fridays Bolsters Leadership Team with Appointment of Ray Risley to U.S. President 

TGI Fridays®, the world's first casual bar and grill, announced today the hiring of Ray Risley as U.S President and Chief Operating Officer and Nik Rupp as President of International Markets and Chief Financial Officer. Both will report directly to CEO Weldon Spangler as the company continues to implement a growth plan to revitalize the iconic brand globally.

In the role as U.S. President and Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Risley will be responsible for the supervision and management of the operational facets and performance standards of...

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Dec 14 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


TGI Fridays Names Weldon Spangler as Chief Executive Officer

Weldon Spangler, a longtime TGI Fridays board member and highly experienced restaurant executive, has been appointed CEO of TGI Fridays, effective immediately. He succeeds Brandon Coleman, who has resigned for personal reasons.

Mr. Spangler will lead implementation of the growth plan to revitalize the iconic brand on a global scale. There are currently 700 TGI Fridays restaurants in 51 countries offering high quality American food and drinks.

Mr. Spangler brings extensive background in the restaurant industry and his impressive career spans over 30 years of experience, during...

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Nov 1 3:24 PM, Urner Barry


TGI Fridays® Transforms Menu with Revamped Appetizer Lineup, New Salads and Bowl Entrees

TGI Fridays, the world's first casual bar and grill, is continuing its ongoing transformation with the addition of even more bold, in-demand flavors to its menu. Starting today, Fridays™ fans can experience a reimagined appetizer lineup featuring new offerings and revamped classics, a selection of new salad and bowl entrees, and an all-new non-alcoholic beverage to sip on.

"We are thrilled to bring even more momentum to this revolutionary era of growth and revitalization for the Fridays brand," shared Brandon...

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Oct 24 10:14 AM, Urner Barry


TGI Fridays® Launches New Line of Single-Serve Meals

TGI Fridays expands its extensive range of frozen food offerings by introducing four new mouthwatering, restaurant-inspired, single-serve meals. Available now at Walmart locations nationwide, these entrées include:

  • Whiskey-Glazed Chicken and Mashed Potatoes: Flame-grilled, boneless, skinless chicken topped with our delicious whiskey BBQ glaze and paired with buttery mashed potatoes to complete this tasty dish.
  • Spicy Cajun Style Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo: Spice up your Fridays with our indulgent and spicy Cajun-style sauce, loaded with tender chunks of all-white-meat chicken, served atop perfectly al dente...
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Oct 19 9:01 AM, Urner Barry


TGI Fridays' Global Expansion Sizzles with NetSuite

TGI Fridays, a leading global fast casual restaurant chain, is working with Oracle NetSuite to support its mission of bringing people together to socialize and celebrate the spirit of "Friday." With NetSuite, Fridays has been able to take advantage of an integrated business suite to consolidate financial processes, increase efficiency, enhance cash flow, and improve decision-making across its global chain of restaurants.

Founded in New York City in 1965, TGI Fridays was the world's first casual bar and grill and has since grown to include more than 700 restaurants in...

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Oct 17 11:57 AM, Urner Barry


TGI Fridays Names Brandon Coleman III As New Chief Executive Officer

TGI Fridays said today that Brandon Coleman III has been named Chief Executive Officer. The announcement was made by Rohit Manocha, Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder of TriArtisan Capital Advisors. TriArtisan, the lead investor in TGI Fridays with extensive holdings and deep experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry, conducted an extensive search among internal and external candidates led by the global executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles.

Mr. Coleman will lead TGI Fridays into a transformative next phase revitalizing the brand to position it as a... 

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Aug 30 10:47 AM, Urner Barry


TGI Fridays® Unveils Major Menu Evolution with New Grilled & Sauced Menu

TGI Fridays is launching an all-new menu to serve Fridays™ fans with exciting innovation and irresistible flavor. Available now, the brand's elevated Grilled & Sauced menu lets guests customize the TGI Fridays menu like never before with a selection of bold, flavorful sauces and top quality proteins to mix and match however they'd like.

"This is the biggest change to the TGI Fridays menu since we first launched Whiskey Glaze in the 90s," said Brandon Coleman III, President at TGI Fridays US. "Our guests love bold, exciting...  

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Jun 13 10:04 AM, Urner Barry







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