T.G.I. Friday's® Opens 600th US Restaurant

Carrollton, TX | November 09, 2007

T.G.I. Friday's® restaurants today announced the opening of its 600th U.S. restaurant at the prestigious NorthPark Center in its hometown of Dallas, Texas. T.G.I. Friday's is the global leader in casual dining with 903 restaurants in 58 countries.

"As the original casual dining restaurant in America, we are proud of this outstanding milestone," said Mike Archer, president and chief operating officer of T.G.I. Friday's USA. "This opening celebrates our proud history and we are honored to be part of the prestigious NorthPark Center."

The interior and exterior of the 6121-square foot Friday's® NorthPark restaurant is consistent with Friday's modern, contemporary look and includes outdoor balcony seating overlooking CenterPark, the mall's 1.4 acre landscaped garden. The flagship location demonstrates how T.G.I. Friday's efforts to keep its brand increasingly relevant are paying off. For the past several years, the global brand has undergone a company-wide revitalization, which includes a variety of upgrades to the look, design, feel and menu, all of which powered the move into the prominent retail center.

"We are thrilled to have the 600th U.S. T.G.I. Friday's opening at NorthPark," said Nancy A. Nasher, president of NorthPark Development Company. "NorthPark's customers will appreciate T.G.I. Friday's expansive menu and fun and entertaining experience that are its classic trademarks."

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