Share some rocking for the stocking from T.G.I. Friday's® this holiday season

Carrollton, Texas | December 17, 2010

T.G.I. Friday's restaurants is spreading holiday cheer with its unique 2010 holiday e-card promotion, encouraging guests to share great deals with friends and family whether they've been naughty or nice. Now through December 27, 2010 the most loyal members of Give Me More Stripes® (GMMS) recognition program will receive an email allowing them to print a $5 off of a $15 food purchase coupon and send holiday e-cards with a Friday's® coupon to family and friends. Facebook fans will also be able to send virtual drinks and e-cards to their Facebook friends.

Four festive holiday e-greeting card design templates are available with the choice of four coupon offers: $5 off a $15 food purchase; 20% off your entire food purchase; buy one entree and get the second for half off; or free dessert with entree purchase. GMMS members can be even nicer by spreading some holiday cheer to their friends while receiving 20 Stripes points for each e-card they send to a valid email address (up to 100 Stripes points).

Non-GMMS guests can also join in the fun via the T.G.I. Friday's Facebook page. T.G.I. Friday's fans can send a fun holiday image including a "virtual drink" to their friends 21 and older, along with a link to print one of the coupons. Fans 18 and older can send any of their friends one of the four e-greeting cards with one of the coupons, along with a personalized holiday greeting.

"T.G.I. Friday's Facebook fans and GMMS members are gearing up for the holidays and we want to join them in the spirit of giving," said Trey Hall, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of T.G.I. Friday's. "We hope that by making these e-cards and coupons festive and customizable, our guests will find it fun and easy to give and share rewards. Whether you are naughty or nice, there's always a good reason to celebrate at Friday's®."

For more news and updates from T.G.I. Friday's, consumers can follow the brand on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/TGIFridays), Twitter @TGIFriday'sNews and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/tgifridays).

About T.G.I. Friday's
T.G.I. Friday's restaurants offer authentic American food and exciting drinks in an atmosphere that provides an energizing Friday feeling – any day of the week. Friday's guest recognition program, Give Me More Stripes®, rewards our loyal guests with great deals and fun events year-round, creating an engaging customer experience. As the original casual dining restaurant, T.G.I. Friday's differentiates itself with a unique point of view which promises to exhilarate its guests with the feeling of Friday. T.G.I. Friday's, which operates more than 900 restaurants in more than 60 countries, is also famous for its knowledgeable and charismatic bartenders, approximately 8,000 of whom compete annually for the title of the "Greatest T.G.I. Friday's Bartender in the World."   

T.G.I. Friday's is owned by Carlson, a privately held, global hospitality company headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn.  Carlson encompasses more than 1,085 hotels including, Radisson®, Country Inns & Suites By Carlson(SM), Park Inn® and Park Plaza®; more than 900 T.G.I. Friday's restaurants; and a majority stake in Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the global leader in business travel management.  Carlson operates in more than 150 countries and its brands employ about 150,000 people. For more information, visit www.carlson.com or www.fridays.com

For further information: Mari Abe, 1-212-931-6137, mabe@peppercom.com, for T.G.I. Friday's

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