T.G.I. Friday's(R) Restaurants to Feature Arizona Lemonade and Pittsburgh Punch at 'The Game We Can't Name Eve' Party

Friday's® Develops Specialty Drinks for a Big Bash the Night BEFORE the Big Game

Carrollton, Texas,// PRNewswire // -- T.G.I. Friday's restaurants today announced it will feature Arizona Lemonade and Pittsburgh Punch at more than 600 restaurants as part of its nationwide bash "The Game We Can't Name Eve" on January 31, the night before the big game.

"While we can't reference the game's name or the teams playing, we can assure you that fans from Arizona and Pittsburgh will love the drinks we've dreamt up for our party the night before the big game," said Andrew Jordan, senior vice president of marketing for T.G.I. Friday's USA. "It doesn't matter who you're rooting for or if you care about the outcome of the 's - - - r b - - l' at all, you'll love these drinks and special plans we have in store for our guests that night."

Friday's announced earlier that it had set its own Over/Under line for the game at 44 points, with cool Friday's-style buttons commemorating both choices. All guests at the party will be winners the following week regardless of the score.

If a guest chooses the Under button, he or she will be treated to a free cheesecake on each visit between Feb. 2 - Feb. 7, 2009.If they choose the Over button, they receive Signature Slushes, same rules, same timeframe.

And, beginning at 4 pm local time at participating Friday's restaurants, the Game We Can't Name Eve party will include the following:

Special drink specials throughout the night at participating restaurants. "In other words, in those restaurants where we can legally do it," said Jordan.Half-price appetizers with the purchase of an entree.Coupons for $5 off party platters redeemable the following day.

Finally, the more than 620,000 members of Friday's Give Me More Stripes™ guest recognition program (www.givememorestripes.com) will receive all the perks and an extra one: a coupon for free Crispy Green Bean Fries redeemable through Feb. 7, 2009 which was emailed to members earlier this month.

"What you drink on Game Day is entirely up to you, but if you want to enjoy the new hot drinks inspired by the teams from Arizona and Pittsburgh, then you'll have to make your way to 'The Game We Can't Name Eve' party at your favorite T.G.I. Friday's," concluded Jordan.

About the Drinks:

Arizona Lemonade

Combine 2 parts Vodka, 1 part Triple Sec and 2 parts Sweet & Sour MixTop with Lemon-Lime Soda and a dash of GrenadineMix ingredients in a Boston ShakerPour into a highball glass and garnish with a lemon squeeze and add a straw

Pittsburgh Punch

Combine 2 parts Southern Comfort Amaretto, Pineapple and Orange juices with 1 part rum, limeade and GrenadineMix ingredients in a Boston ShakerPour into a highball glass and garnish with lime squeeze, lemon squeeze and an orange slice and add a straw

About Give Me More Stripes

The only nationwide in-restaurant program of its kind with over 600,000 members in the US, Give Me More Stripes offers the following perks at participating restaurants:

Personalized & customized membership cardFree 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

About Carlson Restaurants Worldwide Inc.

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 January 2009, Carlson Restaurants Worldwide owns, operates, franchises or licenses more than 1,000 restaurants in 62 countries.

SOURCE: T.G.I. Friday's restaurants

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