TGI Friday's Inc.

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2014
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    September 22, 2014

    In Praise of Short Menus

    This week The Washington Post published an article noting a trend towards smaller menus in large, corporate restaurants. The Olive Gardens and TGI Fridays, among others, have found increasing utility in streamlined menus, compared to their previous offerings, which literally read like a book covered ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    In Most Addison Move Ever, TGI Friday's to Open Across the Street from TGI Friday's

    Look, when it comes to a much-mocked place like Addison, you don't always want to deal in stereotypes. But sometimes these jokes write themselves. In what is presumably an attempt to catch people who accidentally drove past the first Addison TGI Friday's, a second one is opening a block away. Cruc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    Arlington, Targeted By Open-Carry Activists, Bans Guns at City Council Meetings

    The so-far bloodless battle between open carry advocates and the city of Arlington continued Tuesday evening with a debate over whether guns should be banned at City Council meetings. Open Carry Tarrant County members, who showed up at Arlington City Hall by the dozens, said no. The Arlington City ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2014

    Hibiscus Has a Pedigreed Staff, Great Steaks and One Clunky Ol' Dessert

    In Happy Endings, food critic Scott Reitz travels part of the globe that says "Dallas" in search of great desserts and great places to eat them. This is the third in an occasional series. "This has been on your menu for a long time hasn't it?" I asked my waiter, when he asked how I was enjoying des ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 14, 2013

    At Mesero Miguel, Great Plates Lost in the Crowd

    Mico Rodriguez's latest tries to do too many things to communicate any of them well.

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2013

    TGI Fridays Kind of Sorry for Putting Bacon in Muslim Woman's Tea

    It's possible that there is a perfectly innocent explanation for how bacon wound up in Nicole Queen's straw during a recent visit to a TGI Fridays in Garland. Perhaps the line cook mistook her iced tea for one of the restaurant's many bacon-laden menu options. Or maybe her server, operating under th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    A Muslim Woman Says a Garland TGI Fridays Snuck Bacon in Her Tea

    There's no shortage of bacon at TGI Fridays. The restaurant drapes it on just about everything -- burgers, potato skins, salads, you name it. Nicole Queen, as a practicing Muslim, avoids the stuff religiously, as do the friends with whom she recently dined at the outlet in Garland's Firewheel Town C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    A Chance Encounter at the Airport Bar

    A friend picked me up to take me to the airport. She cracked the window, lit a cigarette and turned down the music. I was chatty, the pre-vacation adrenaline already swirling through my veins. It was just a long weekend, not quite the escape of a European sabbatical. But dreams of someone else's fav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    The Secret Chain Restaurant and Fast-Food Shame of an Englishman

    You see all those chain restaurants, Dallas? All those bright shiny lights, beckoning you in to eat products of a questionable providence at a price so reasonable there's no need to go home and time-consumingly construct a meal for your baying, hungry, ungrateful family? You grew up around them (the ... More >>

  • Film

    June 21, 2012
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    February 15, 2012

    Po' Melvin's Po' Boy: A Sando for Mardis Gras

    Each week, Justin Bitner goes hunting for DFW's most interesting sandwiches. Have a sandwich suggestion? Leave it in the comments and he'll check it out. Venue: Po' Melvin's Sandwich: Fried Oyster Po' Boy ($9.99) Bread: Giant, soft baguette Toppings: Cornmeal battered and fried oysters, lettuce, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    How to Make a Football Feast Out of That Box of Veggies On Your Porch (Or in Your Fridge)

    I'm calling out Drewes Daniels right here, right now. Her post earlier today lamenting the untimely delivery of her farm-to-table produce box because the Super Bowl is this weekend just doesn't hold up. Besides, those greens might look like compost fodder if she waits till Tuesday, and you know she' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Blogger in Taiwan Jailed for Calling Food "Too Salty"

    Members of the Taiwan Restaurant Critics Association after they paid an ill-advised visit to T.G.I. Friday's in Taipei.​Remind us not to write about the food in Taiwan. On Tuesday, a blogger in Taiwan was sentenced to a month of detention and two years probation for writing that a restaurant's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Lettuce Wrap Up: Crappy Burgers, NOSH, and Dad

    Sara Kerens​Now that Dallas has cooled off from the In-N-Out craze (and Irving has cooled off from T.G.I. Fridays - forever), we're ready to start thinking about other foods, such as the rare Texas peach, brunch at NOSH, and burgers that are quite, er, innovative. Read on. City of Ate Jose Ralat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Irving T.G.I. Friday's Bites the Dust

    ​Even restaurants with God in their names aren't immune to the economy. (Or maybe God got shorted on his order of potato skins.) The T.G.I. Friday's chains Irving location at 1001 MacArthur Park has closed. Every piece of T.G.I. Friday's flair and signage has been removed and all that remain ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Mayuri Makes a Move

    ​Earlier this month, Mayuri, "one of the oldest Indian restaurants in the DFW area," according to its owner Lalith Thota, moved from its location at Highway 114 and O'Connor Boulevard, where it had been serving diners for 14 years. Mayuri now serves its "typical ethnic Indian food," including ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Tonight: Party with Former Reality TV Stars and Pro Mixologists

    ​For those of you waiting for the final rose ceremony with the giddy anticipation of a preteen who just got her first copy of Tiger Beat, your dreams are about to come true. Tonight, Brad Womack will choose his dream woman -- or at least a woman who will join him for the morning talk shows ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    TGI Friday's: No More In NorthPark; Yes More in the Middle East

    ​T.G.I. Friday's, a place known for its red-and-white stripes and flair for shrugging off the work-week, may be feeling the crunch just like everyone else -- or it may just be changing its game. Within the last week, the location at NorthPark Center shuttered its doors amidst numerous T.G.I. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    A (Foot) Baller Pub Brunch at Uptown's Londoner

    Photos by Andrea GrimesThe "Full Monty" -- baked beans and all.​Would we go south of the border, or would we sail 'cross the pond? You probably read the headline to this blog entry, so I won't pretend toward some surprise ending. The Man O' The Hour and I labored for several long minutes over the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Retro Top Ten: Food Product Jingle Edition!

    This week we're featuring some of those outstanding jingles that ingrained themselves into our gray matter. You know, the ones that were on worn VHS tapes of holiday specials. The ones that made you crave chips or gum. Those that you loved (or hated) just because of that catchy melody. The ones that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Days Gone Bite: Potato Skins

    ​Some say that T.G.I. Friday's invented the potato skin.This was back in 1974, with the country reeling from Watergate, the withdrawal of combat troops from Vietnam, inflation and--worst of all--the introduction of all those sluggish mid-70s cars. Chrysler was, in fact, buying up the world's produ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2009

    Good Friday: The Lash Outs, True Widow, Les Americains, Kansas City Faggots, Collin Herring

    Wait--it's just now the weekend? Coulda fooled us, as it's been hard not to feel like we're the only ones in the world working today...Oh, well. Anyway, here's your weekend. In music, of course.First, the shows we've already dropped knowledge on...Saturday night's a big 'un in Ellum, what with it ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2007

    Bennigan's Reducing Its Pieces of Flair

    A homier, and cheaper, Bennigan's is set to bow in Dallas in early 2008. Things aren't looking good for the so-called "casual dining" industry, which refers to such eateries as T.G.I. Friday's, Ruby Tuesday, Chili's, Bennigan's and the lot. Reports today's USA Today, the chains are resorting to offe ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 1, 2007

    Rusty's Tiki Dare

    Trader Vic's returns in nostalgic glory

  • Calendar

    March 9, 2006
  • Dining

    August 18, 2005

    Over the Rump

    Why doesn't anyone go to the West End?

  • Dining

    January 15, 2004

    Meal Tickets

    Are airline meals worth the cost?

  • News

    August 7, 2003

    Porn Pawns

    The kings of smut escape while the feds cook up small fry like former Dallas cop Garry Ragsdale

  • Calendar

    June 12, 2003


    Spoiled bitches have their day

  • Dining

    June 5, 2003

    Bomb Shelter

    You can have an Atomic time at this West End sushi joint

  • Dining

    January 23, 2003

    Bold Fish

    Chef Chris Svalesen perseveres with 36 Degrees

  • Music

    August 8, 2002

    Jurassic 5; Blackalicious

    August 10; August 13

  • Dining

    April 18, 2002

    Café Cadaverous

    Crushing expenses shut down Mockingbird Station eatery

  • Dining

    June 14, 2001

    Wrapped Up In Chains

    Fast-food restaurants are quietly taking over the world

  • Dining

    May 10, 2001

    Sleeps with the Fishes

    Soprano's gets squeezed out

  • Dining

    December 28, 2000

    Playing Chicken

    Come boom or bust Dallasites gotta eat--out, that is

  • Dining

    May 25, 2000

    Hash Over

    Venus fling trap; Mixed hash; List watch

  • Dining

    March 9, 2000

    Hash Over

    Bizu kisses off

  • Dining

    February 24, 2000

    A bowl with a view

    Fishbowl is for peering. Eating isn't bad either.

  • Dining

    January 13, 2000

    Theme puke

    At Jekyll & Hyde Club, the actors act, the puppets howl, and the food...well, never mind

  • News

    June 10, 1999

    Broke-down Palace

    A controversial Lower Greenville neighborhood bar fades quietly into the night

  • Dining

    April 22, 1999
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    March 4, 1999

    One, two, three, kick

    The Samba Room looks -- and tastes -- marvelous

  • Dining

    January 28, 1999
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    December 17, 1998
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    August 13, 1998
  • Calendar

    July 30, 1998

    Night & Day

    July 30 - August 5, 1998

  • Dining

    October 12, 1995

    A better brew

    Routh Street Brewery ranks as Dallas' best brewpub to date

  • Culture

    February 16, 1995

    Pawns and dreamers

    Being a baseball scab won't be easy

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