In Here Is Always Friday at TGI Fridays

For people who crave new shareable experiences, TGI Fridays is the most innovative restaurant in the world making fun, memorable celebrations out of everyday occasions.


TGI Fridays was founded in 1965 in the USA and they entered franchising in 1986.

Alan Stillman, a perfume salesman opened the first TGI Fridays restaurant in New York City in 1965. Today there are almost 700 TGI Fridays restaurants including 310 in USA and 379 International locations across 51 countries.

TGI Fridays Key Milestones / Achievements

  • TGI Fridays first international location opens in Birmingham, England in 1986
  • TGI Fridays invented the all-time favorite Loaded Potato Skins
  • TGI Fridays became the first American casual dining restaurant to open in Moscow.
  • TGI Fridays opens its 100th international restaurant in Korea and enters Guam, Ecuador, Dominican Republic.
  • TGI Fridays opens its 300th International restaurant in Mexico and enters Qatar.

TGI Fridays currently operates in 53 countries across Europe, Middle East, Asia and the Americas with still lots of opportunities available.

TGI Fridays franchise opportunities are available in Canada, Chile, China, Columbia, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Mexico, Singapore, Tanzania, Thailand, Vietnam, Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Worldwide.

TGI Fridays Income Streams: Their Franchise Partner revenue comes from F&B sales from dine-in, take away and delivery. Additionally, once established a compliant Franchise partner can request a discussion for Retail Licensing and Merchandise.

For any further information please feel free to reach out to TGI Fridays Brand Manager: Troy Franklin –

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