T.G.I. Friday's(R) Restaurants to Treat 'Give Me More Stripes(R)' Members to Free Dessert During Black Friday Weekend

Friday's(R) Best Guests to Receive Extra Bonus November 28-30

Carrollton, // PRNewswire // -- T.G.I. Friday's restaurants (www.fridays.com) today announced it will treat members of its Give Me More Stripes (www.givememorestripes.com) guest recognition program, the only nationwide in-restaurant program of its kind, to a free dessert with the purchase of an entree at participating restaurants during Black Friday weekend, November 28-30.

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"Friday's will sweeten up the holiday shopping for our best guests during Black Friday weekend," said Andrew Jordan, senior vice president of marketing for T.G.I. Friday's USA. "It's another 'only-at-Friday's' example of special treatment for members of 'Give Me More Stripes.'"

In addition to free dessert during Black Friday weekend, Give Me More Stripes members receive the following immediate perks:

  • Personalized & customized membership card
  • Free appetizer or dessert upon sign-up (up to $8 value)
  • One-time use jump-the-line-pass
  • $8 certificate for every$100 spent (excluding alcohol-only purchases)
  • Exclusive communication about specials and food/drink previews

Now 550,000 strong, Give Me More Stripes program members have been surprised in restaurant with complimentary members-only food such as chips & dip and hummus & chips. Earlier this year, members received a free snack bag of Cheddar and Bacon Potato Skins chips during lunch.

According to a recent survey(1) conducted by Harris Interactive(R) on behalf of T.G.I. Friday's restaurants, nearly nine in ten (87%) of U.S. adults said they would find membership in a restaurant recognition or rewards program appealing. Of those adults, nearly eight in ten (79%) would find complimentary food/drink an appealing feature in a restaurant recognition and rewards program membership.

Friday's(R) previously announced that through January 4, 2009, for every $25 spent on Friday's(R) Gift Cards guests will receive a $5 Bonus Bites card. In addition, all Gift Card purchases are valid for "Give Me More Stripes" program points.

Carlson Restaurants Worldwide Inc., the parent company of T.G.I. 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 November 2008, Carlson Restaurants Worldwide owns, operates, franchises or licenses more than 1,000 restaurants in 62 countries. For more information, visit http://www.fridays.com.

(1) About the Survey

This Restaurant Loyalty Program study was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of T.G.I. Friday's between April 10 and April 14, 2008 among 2,511 U.S. adults ages 18+. For complete methodology, including weighting variables, please contact Derek Farley, DFPR, for T.G.I. Friday's.

SOURCE T.G.I. Friday?s Restaurants

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