TGI Fridays Strikes a Major Expansion Deal for 75 New Locations

By Ghuman


TGI Fridays, the iconic American restaurant chain, has recently announced a major expansion deal that will see the opening of 75 new locations across the United States. This is a major move for the company, which has been in business for over 50 years and is known for its classic American fare and lively atmosphere. The new locations will be located in major cities and towns across the country, bringing the total number of TGI Fridays restaurants to over 500. This expansion is expected to create thousands of new jobs and bring a boost to local economies. With the addition of these new locations, TGI Fridays is poised to become an even bigger part of the American dining landscape.

TGI Fridays Strikes a Major Expansion Deal for 75 New Locations

TGI Fridays, the iconic American restaurant chain, has announced a major expansion deal that will see 75 new locations open across the United States. The new locations will be located in major cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Miami, as well as smaller cities and towns. The expansion is part of the company’s plan to become a more global brand.

The new locations will feature the same classic TGI Fridays menu, as well as some new items. The company is also planning to introduce a new line of craft beers and cocktails, as well as a selection of wines. The new locations will also feature a modernized interior design, with an emphasis on creating a more inviting atmosphere.

The expansion is part of TGI Fridays’ strategy to become a more global brand. The company has already opened locations in the United Kingdom, Mexico, and the Middle East. The new locations in the United States will help the company reach a wider audience and expand its presence in the country.

TGI Fridays is one of the most recognizable restaurant chains in the United States. The company has been around since 1965 and has become a staple of American culture. The new expansion will help the company reach even more customers and continue to be a part of American culture for years to come.

In life, if you aren’t growing, you just might find yourself regressing. The same holds true in the restaurant business, which is why expansion is integral to sustained success. Following this formula, one of the most popular casual dining chains here in the U.S. announced major plans to expand further into the Asian market.

This is the biggest development agreement to date for the U.S.-based company, and over the course of the next 10 years, the deal is expected to generate over $500 million in revenue. That’s a lot of appetizers!

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In partnership with Master Franchisor Universal Success Enterprises, the deal will see 75 new TGI Fridays locations open across South and Southeast Asia. TGI Fridays is no stranger to international growth. In fact, at 385 international franchised locations, the chain has more of a presence abroad than domestically, where it operates 315 units.

The TGI Fridays brand boasts a presence in over 52 different countries, and 22 new locations have already opened in 2022 outside of the U.S. While TGI Fridays’ global presence actually reached its greatest heights in 2017 (448 international locations), this new agreement suggests the brand is looking to once again prioritize international expansion.

TGI Fridays entrance
Courtesy of TGI Fridays

“We’re thrilled to bring the TGI Fridays brand—and experience—to new markets and consumers in Asia through our expanded partnership with Universal Success Enterprises,” Ray Blanchette, Chief Executive Officer at TGI Fridays, said in the press release. “Universal Success Enterprises is a valued partner—their deep experience in the marketplace and proven track record of excellence with TGI Fridays coupled with our successful local market approach will ensure the brand—and our menu offerings—are relevant to consumers.”

Universal Success Enterprises, meanwhile, is a Singapore-based multinational company with a history of success in the Asian restaurant market. The company already operates three TGI Fridays restaurants in India, and previously helped Outback Steakhouse enter numerous Asian markets including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, and Thailand.

“We’re excited to expand the TGI Fridays brand and footprint in South and Southeast Asia,” added Prasoon Mukherjee, the chairman of Universal Success Enterprises. “Our deep experience in the hospitality industry, understanding of what consumers in our markets crave, and real estate development expertise uniquely positions Universal Success Enterprises to drive unprecedented growth for the brand. Personally, I began my restaurant career with TGI Fridays over 30 years as a kitchen manager—and am thrilled to be sharing the brand experience with consumers across the region.”

The TGI Fridays brand is synonymous with Americana, and the chain has found success all over the world by offering distinctly American cuisine. For example, the ‘Big AF’ burgers are available at Middle East locations.

John Anderer

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