T.G.I. Friday's(R) Restaurants to Host Coast-to-Coast Mardi Gras Party

Friday's® Restaurants to Feature Half-Price Appetizers and New Mardi Gras Party Drinks; Give Me More Stripes Members to Receive Double Stripes All Day Long

CARROLLTON, Texas // PRNewswire // -- T.G.I. Friday's restaurants today announced it will feature half-price appetizers and new drinks tomorrow for its Mardi Gras Party at participating restaurants in the U.S.

"We're T.G.I. Friday's so it's always a party but on Fat Tuesday, we'll turn up the music a little louder and keep the party going a little longer because Mardi Gras is one of the craziest parties of the year and as always, we are your party headquarters," said John Neitzel, president and chief operating officer of T.G.I. Friday's USA. "At 4 p.m. local time tomorrow, our restaurants across the U.S. will be rockin' with the excitement and atmosphere of a New Orleans parade. Be sure to check with your local Friday's to see what they have planned for your party."

In keeping with its heritage and legacy of beverage innovation, T.G.I. Friday's also developed and will feature the following specialty drinks for the Mardi Gras Party:

  • SoCo Hurricane – Southern Comfort mixed with our own hurricane mix, topped off with a splash of orange juice. (Very classic using SoCo which is from The French Quarter).
  • Bacardi Passion Splash – Bacardi Rum and Tuaca mixed with passion fruit puree, and fresh lime and cranberry juice.

Members of T.G.I. Friday's Give Me More Stripes® guest recognition program (www.givememorestripes.com) will receive double stripes on food purchases all day long.

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 and travel industries. As of February 2010, Carlson Restaurants Worldwide owns, operates, franchises or licenses more than 1,000 restaurants in 60 countries.

SOURCE T.G.I. Friday's USA

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