Carrollton, Texas,// PRNewswire // -- T.G.I. Friday's restaurants today announced plans for its all-day March 17 St. Patrick's Day party which includes Friday's®-style buttons, $2 green beer and half-price appetizers for all guests at participating restaurants.
"We're telling our guests, 'Get your Shamrock On!' and get into the St. Patty's Day spirit at Friday's," said Andrew Jordan, senior vice president of marketing for T.G.I. Friday's USA. "St. Patty's is one of the best party days of the year and we'll be doing it up right with green beer, fun buttons, food specials for everyone and a little something extra for our Give Me More Stripes members." Jordan added, "You won't need a four leaf clover to get lucky at our St. Patty's Party."
In addition to $2 green beer and half-price appetizers, Friday's will be offering drink specials all day, or as Jordan prefers to say, "In those restaurants where we can do it legally."
The more than 730,000 members of Friday's Give Me More Stripes guest recognition program will also be treated to double stripes all day long and a free half order of Loaded Potato Skins (coupon was emailed to members and is required for redemption), Friday's signature appetizer featuring potato skins loaded with Cheddar cheese and crisp bacon, served with sour cream and green onions. "We love getting a party going on a Tuesday and on March 17 we're going to show the world that everyone's Irish at T.G.I. Friday's," said Jordan.
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 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 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