CARROLLTON, Texas // PRNewswire // -- T.G.I. Friday's today announced it will host America's Largest Halloween Party on Thursday, October 29 from 9 p.m. to close at nearly 600 participating restaurants in the U.S. The Halloween Weekend 2009 kick-off bash will feature penny appetizers with the purchase of a beverage in the bar only after 9 p.m. by any guest in costume. Members of Friday's proprietary guest recognition program Give Me More Stripes® get an even better treat: a coupon via email good for penny appetizers with the purchase of a beverage in the bar only valid anytime day and night on October 29. The coupon for Give Me More Stripes members is required for redemption prior to 9 pm.
"Who wants to wait until Friday to kick off their Halloween weekend when in here, it's always Friday's," asked Andrew Jordan, senior vice president of marketing for T.G.I. Friday's. "It's one of the biggest holiday parties of the year so it only makes sense for Friday's to start the fun. We're giving all superheroes, gladiators and celebrity-wannabes permission to get their ghost on early by coming to Friday's on Thursday for America's Largest Halloween Party."
Friday's will also be introducing a new line of signature drinks just in time for the Halloween bash and will feature what is sure to be a Halloween classic: the Pumpkin Pie Martini, a creamy, spiced pumpkin cocktail for grown-ups with Captain Morgan®, Kahlua®, Butterscotch Schnapps, and pumpkin spices, served up with a touch of whipped cream (image available upon request).
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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. Members of Give Me More Stripes®, 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 October 2009, Carlson Restaurants Worldwide owns, operates, franchises or licenses more than 1,000 restaurants in 60 countries.
SOURCE T.G.I. Friday's USA