Carrollton, Texas, // PRNewswire // -- T.G.I. Friday's restaurants today announced it will feature ten of its best-selling entrees value priced at $9.99 through April 8, 2009 for all guests. In addition, the 730,000 members of Friday's Give Me More Stripes (www.givememorestripes.com) guest recognition program were emailed a coupon for a free appetizer or dessert (up to $8) with the purchase of any entree during March.
"Our guests are looking for value now more than ever but they can still count on Friday's for great flavors," said Andrew Jordan, senior vice president of marketing for T.G.I. Friday's USA. "With Friday's Top 10 for $9.99, they'll get both with a broad range of flavorful choices across the menu for a great price. And, of course, there's always an extra bonus for our Give Me More Stripes members: free food."
Friday's will offer soup or salad for $1.99 with the ten Friday's classic entrees, whose prices have been reduced as much as 29%. The entrees include:
Bruschetta Chicken Pasta - Angel hair pasta tossed with fresh bruschetta marinara, fire-grilled chicken breast in a balsamic glaze, and parmesan shavings. Prime Rib Stroganoff - Prime Rib sauteed and tossed with red onions, mushrooms and curly lasagna noodles in a creamy rich brown sauce, finished with sour cream and green onions. Cajun Shrimp & Chicken Pasta - Fettuccine with chicken and shrimp in creamy Alfredo sauce, topped with red bell peppers sauteed in special Cajun butter and parmesan shavings. Sizzling Chicken & Shrimp - Sauteed garlic chicken breast and shrimp tossed in bruschetta marinara, served on a sizzling platter with onions & peppers and melted Mexican and American cheeses and a side of mashed potatoes on the side. Pepper-crusted Pork Chop - A bone-in pork chop seasoned with pastrami-pepper seasoning, grilled to perfection and topped with brown gravy, served with crispy beer-battered onion rings and creamy mashed potatoes. Chipotle Steak Sandwich - Cajun-rubbed skirt steak piled on toasted ciabatta with Colby and Monterey Jack cheeses, roasted plantains & chipotle mayo, served with onion rings on the side. Flat Iron - A tender and flavorful USDA Choice 8-oz. steak, hand-cut especially for Friday's. Petite Sirloin - A 6-oz. cut of America's favorite steak served with a side of creamy white cheddar jalapeno macaroni and cheese. Jack Daniel's Chicken - Two juicy chicken breasts with Jack Daniel's glaze®, served with vegetables and mashed potatoes. Friday's Shrimp - A dozen, tail-on, battered and butterflied shrimp, deep-fried until golden brown and crispy, served on top of fries with tangy cocktail sauce.
The free dessert or entree offer exclusively for Give Me More Stripes members is limited to one per table, per visit and the coupon is required for redemption.
The only nationwide in-restaurant program of its kind with more than 730,000 members in the US, Give Me More Stripes offers the following perks at participating restaurants:
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
In addition, members have been treated to the following:
Complimentary members-only food such as chips and dip and hummus and chips Free takeaway snacks like Cheddar and Bacon Potato Skins Free dessert during Black Friday Weekend Red and white chips at the World's Largest Inauguration Party Double stripes on special party days throughout the year $5 coupons off Ultimate Recipe Showdown entrees Free crispy bean fries as part of The Game We Can't Name Eve party Free birthday dessert with the purchase of an entree Voting privileges to determine the All-American Drink Free Spiced Up Cupcakes on Valentines Day with the purchase of two entrees Free order of Cajun Crispy Green Bean Fries at Mardi Gras Friday's Style Party
Carlson Restaurants Worldwide Inc., the parent company of TGI 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 March 2009, Carlson Restaurants Worldwide owns, operates, franchises or licenses more than 1,000 restaurants in 60 countries.
SOURCE: T.G.I. Friday's Restaurants