CARROLLTON, Texas // PRNewswire // -- T.G.I. Friday's restaurants today announced it will kick off the upcoming football season with the "Largest Kickoff Party In the U.S.A." by offering its bar guests six FREE Buffalo Wings at football watching parties at participating Friday's restaurants on Thursday, Sept. 10, Sunday, Sept. 13 and Monday, Sept. 14, 2009. Participating Friday's restaurants will also feature specially-priced appetizers in the bar for football watching parties all season long.
"TGIF stands for that 'Thank God It's Friday's' attitude you will only find at Friday's year round," said Andrew Jordan, senior vice president marketing for T.G.I. Friday's. "And on those three days in September, it will stand for 'Thank God It's Football.' It starts with six free wings during our opening weekend football watching parties. Plus, you'll find great value and incredible flavors all topped with an unbeatable atmosphere at the T.G.I. Friday's bar during football games all season long."
During the Tennessee vs. Pittsburgh game on Sept. 10, followed by 13 games on Sunday, Sept. 13 (most of which can be seen via DirecTV at participating Friday's), and capped off by Monday night's double-header of Buffalo vs. New England and San Diego vs. Oakland, all Friday's bar guests will be treated to six free Buffalo Wings (six wings in boneless or traditional styles and served with celery and your choice of Bleu Cheese or Ranch). During all games this season, participating Friday's restaurants will offer a special game day menu at the bar featuring six Buffalo Wings for $3.99, Half-Rack Baby Back Ribs for $7.99 and two Jack™ Championship Sliders for $3.99.
With more than 900 restaurants in 60 countries, including approximately 600 restaurants in the U.S., T.G.I. Friday's offers great food, innovative drinks and a unique experience filled with flair and a Thank God It's Friday's™ attitude. Friday's authentic, engaging atmosphere makes it the perfect place to escape, socialize and connect with people while getting a rejuvenating second wind. Give Me More Stripes® members, Friday's guest recognition program, receive free stuff and special perks year-round. As the original casual dining restaurant, T.G.I. Friday's has a rich heritage which includes being credited with popularizing Happy Hour, Long Island Iced Tea and Loaded Potato Skins. T.G.I. Friday's is also famous for its flair bartenders, approximately 8000 of whom compete annually for the title of the "World's Greatest T.G.I. Friday's Bartender."
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 September 2009, Carlson Restaurants Worldwide owns, operates, franchises or licenses more than 1,000 restaurants in 60 countries.
SOURCE: T.G.I. Friday's USA