Carrollton, Texas, // PRNewswire // -- T.G.I. Friday's restaurants (www.fridays.com) today announced plans for its May 5 Cinco de Mayo party which include select five-cent appetizers at the bar with the purchase of any beverage from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. local time for all guests, free food for Give Me More Stripes members, Friday's-style buttons and the introduction of Friday's new Blackberry Margarita - the latest in its line of margarita innovation.
"Cinco de Mayo may be on a Tuesday this year, but our bars will be partying like a Friday night," said Andrew Jordan, senior vice president of marketing for T.G.I. Friday's USA. "So come in and grab a Blackberry 'Rita; we'll hook it up with a five cent appetizer and, as always, a little something extra for our Give Me More Stripes members. No T.G.I. Friday's party is the same, so call your favorite Friday's restaurant to find out what they're planning."
In addition to being treated to free tortilla chips with salsa, guacamole, and Chipotle ranch, the more than 900,000 Give Me More Stripes (www.givememorestripes.com) members will also be awarded double stripes on May 5.
Friday's awards members stripes for dollars spent (excluding alcohol only purchases). Normally, for every $100 spent members receive 100 stripes. For each 100 stripes earned, members receive an $8 gift certificate. With double stripes being awarded on Cinco de Mayo, members can receive an $8 certificate for every $50 spent since every dollar equals two stripes ($50 = 100 stripes = $8 gift certificate).
The only nationwide in-restaurant program of its kind with more than 900,000 members in the U.S., Give Me More Stripes offers the following perks at participating restaurants:
Since the program's formal launch in July of 2008, members have been treated to the following:
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 April 2009, Carlson Restaurants Worldwide owns, operates, franchises or licenses more than 1,000 restaurants in 60 countries.
SOURCE: T.G.I. Friday's USA