T.G.I. Friday's Restaurants Announces Availability of U.S. Finalists in World Bartender Championship for Interviews and On-Air Appearances

Carrollton, TX | February 14, 2007

On March 4, 2007 at Rain at The Palms in Las Vegas, four U.S. T.G.I. Friday's bartenders will compete in the T.G.I. Friday's World Bartender Championship. The finalists, along with four international competitors, were among an initial field of close to 8,000 bartenders from 58 countries and are competing for the title of World's Greatest Bartender. The U.S. finalists are:

  • Jessica Perrine, Towson, Maryland

  • Kristian Mihailin, Chesapeake, Virginia

  • Gabi Sztancsik, Watchung, New Jersey

  • Brian Zachau, Minneapolis, Minnesota

These master mixologists are available for interviews and on-air appearances beginning Thursday, February 15. In order to set up an interview or to book a bartender for a TV spot, please email your request to: info@dfpr.com . Photos of the competitors in action from their respective division championships may also be requested.

In addition, Friday's has launched an event site for the World Bartender Championship for the media: http://www.worldbtc.com/ . The site contains information about the annual competition, profiles on all the finalists including individual image galleries, a video recap of the previous championship, news releases about the championship, information on charities, the history of T.G.I. Friday's restaurants, a list of past champions and media contact information.

Text, images and a video recap will be available from the upcoming finals and can be obtained following the competition by emailing an advance request to info@dfpr.com .

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