T.G.I. Friday's(R) International Names Jean Baudrand Vice President of International Business Development

Carrollton, Texas, // PRNewswire // -- T.G.I. Friday's International recently announced the appointment of Jean Baudrand to the role of Vice President, International Business Development. Friday's® is a global casual dining leader with more than 900 restaurants and is the top U.S. casual dining brand in the international marketplace with more than 320 restaurants in 59 countries outside of the U.S.

"Jean comes to this role with a significant track record of success in the U.S. and international restaurant marketplace service in senior leadership roles for industry leaders," said Ricky Richardson, executive vice president and chief operating officer of T.G.I. Friday's International. "Jean's history of success in the international development field makes him the right person to lead this important T.G.I. Friday's initiative."

In his newly created role, Baudrand will serve on Friday's® international executive team and will be responsible for leading the business in executing its international growth strategy. Baudrand will be based in Carrollton and report to Richardson.

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 June 2009, Carlson Restaurants Worldwide owns, operates, franchises or licenses approximately 1,000 restaurants in 60 countries.

SOURCE: T.G.I. Friday's


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