TGI Friday's(R) Inc. Welcomes New Franchisee

Bistro Americain West I LLC Opens First Friday's® Restaurant in Cupertino, California Today

CARROLLTON, Texas // PRNewswire // -- TGI Friday's Inc. today announced that St. Louis-based Bistro Americain West I LLC, the newest T.G.I. Friday's franchisee, has been awarded an 8-unit development agreement for counties in northern California. The franchise group's first restaurant will open in Cupertino, California today and will employ approximately 90 team members.

"We are delighted to welcome Bistro Americain West I LLC to the T.G.I. Friday's family," said Nick Shepherd, president and chief executive officer of Carlson Restaurants Worldwide, parent of T.G.I. Friday's. "The T.G.I. Friday's brand is committed to northern California and I believe this visionary organization is the perfect partner to bring the Friday's experience to our guests in this valuable market."

Industry and T.G.I. Friday's veteran Patrick C. Burns, COO, will serve as one of three key principals within the Bistro Americain West I LLC organization in addition to Gary J. Grewe, CEO industry veteran in national real estate and development and Michael A. Wyss, CFO, who brings twenty five years of experience within the hospitality industry.

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

SOURCE T.G.I. Friday's


Share this Story:


comments powered by Disqus

Franchise News Room »

News By Industry »

Featured Opportunities

Jimmy John's Sandwiches
One of the fastest growing franchises in the U.S., Jimmy John’s has been making fresh, fast, tasty sandwiches since 1983.
B.GOOD is an innovative fast-casual restaurant concept serving healthy, sustainably-sourced, and hand-prepared fresh food in-house.
Learning Express
Learning Express is the nation's leading specialty toy store franchise - dedicated to providing toys that encourage learning through play, a...
SiempreTax+ is a low-investment tax franchise opportunity. SiempreTax+ specializes in tax return preparation for individuals and small businesses in...
Massage Envy
Massage Envy clinics are designed to provide a compelling image, an inviting and functional environment and the highest degree of operational...

Subscribe to Express

A Franchise Update Media Production
Franchise Update Media | P.O. Box 20547 // San Jose, CA 95160 // PH. (408) 402-5681
Copyright © 2001 - 2017. All Rights Reserved.

In Loving Memory Of Timothy Gardner (1987-2014)