T.G.I. Friday's® Restaurants Thanks Veterans This Weekend With Buy-One-Get-One Entrees for Patrons With Military ID

Nov 11, 2010

CARROLLTON, Texas, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- T.G.I. Friday's is celebrating Veterans Day all weekend long. Beginning today through November 14, 2010, retired and current military personnel with a military or veteran's ID will receive one free entree with the purchase of another at participating restaurant locations across the country.

Additionally, as a special thank you to veteran and active military guests for their service, the store manager at participating locations will give veterans and military personnel a five dollar "Bonus Bite" at the end of their meal to redeem on their next visit to Friday's.

"T.G.I. Friday's wants to extend a formal 'thank you' to all of the men and women who have served our country," said Trey Hall, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of T.G.I. Friday's. "We hope this gesture will encourage current and former members of our armed forces to let loose and have some much deserved fun – which is exactly what Friday's® is all about."

The buy-one-get-one offer includes any regular menu item, including pasta, chicken, burgers, sandwiches, steak, ribs, seafood and the Jack Daniel's® Grill.

For more news and updates from T.G.I. Friday's, consumers can follow the brand on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/TGIFridays) or Twitter @TGIFriday's.

About T.G.I. Friday'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(SM) 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 8,000 of whom compete annually for the title of the "World's Greatest T.G.I. Friday's Bartender."

T.G.I. Friday's is owned by Carlson, a privately held, global hospitality and travel company headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Carlson encompasses more than 1,075 hotels, including, Radisson®, Country Inns & Suites By Carlson(SM), Park Inn® and Park Plaza®; more than 1,000 restaurants, including T.G.I. Friday's® and Pick Up Stix®; and a majority stake in Carlson Wagonlit Travel®, the global leader in business travel management. Carlson operates in more than 150 countries and its brands employ about 150,000 people. For more information, visit www.fridays.com or www.carlson.com.

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For further information: Rebecca Maas, +1-212-931-6126, tgif@peppercom.com, for T.G.I. Friday's

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