T.G.I. Friday's® Opens 300th International Restaurant

Carrollton, TX | September 04, 2007

With recent T.G.I. Friday's restaurant openings in Amman, Jordan, Tallinn, Estonia and its recent opening in Barbados, T.G.I. Friday's announced it has opened its 300th international restaurant, a significant milestone in the casual dining industry. T.G.I. Friday's is the global leader in casual dining with 889 restaurants in 58 countries.

"T.G.I. Friday's is one of the most widely-recognized and successful brands in the world and we are proud of this outstanding achievement," said John Neitzel, president and chief operating officer of the international division for Carlson Restaurants Worldwide.

The newest restaurant opened on August 31 in Christchurch, Barbados and is owned and operated by Prestige Holdings, a licensed T.G.I. Friday's franchisee.

Carlson Restaurants Worldwide Inc., the parent company of TGI Friday's Inc., is a privately held company owned by Minneapolis-based Carlson, a world leader in the hospitality, travel and marketing industries. As of September 2007, Carlson Restaurants Worldwide owns, operates, franchises and licenses more than 1,000 restaurants in 58 countries including T.G.I. Friday's® and Pick Up Stix®. For more information on the brands, visit friday's.com and pickupstix.com

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