All TGI Friday’s UK articles

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    Electra plans to demerge Fridays onto FTSE


    Fridays’ backer Electra Private Equity has said it plans to list the business on the FTSE Main Market late in the third quarter of this year.

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    Fridays: ‘We would consider QSR and drive-thru formats’


    The resilience of the Fridays brand and its success in new formats during the pandemic has encouraged chief executive Robert Cook to explore other options for growth, he told MCA.

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    Robert Cook: ‘Our blueprint has got to change’


    The basic blueprint for Fridays’ expansion has got to change, chief executive Robert Cook told listeners to MCA’s The Conversation this week.

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    Electra in talks over Fridays franchise


    Electra Private Equity is in negotiations with the American owner of Fridays about a new franchise agreement, according to The Times.

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    TGI Friday’s positioned to emerge strongly from lockdown


    TGI Friday’s has performed strongly despite the turbulent trading conditions of 2020, according to parent company Electra Private Equity, with several new openings in the pipeline.

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    Electra to sell TGI Friday’s


    TGI Friday’s UK could be put up for sale this year as private equity backer Electra looks to wind down its portfolio.

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    TGI Fridays to launch sister brand 63rd+1st


    TGI Fridays has announced the launch of a new cocktail bar and restaurant brand, 63rd+1st.

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    TGI Fridays rebrands ahead of reopening


    TGI Fridays is set to reopen in-restaurant dining in 66 of its sites on 6 July under a new name.

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    TGI Friday’s plans for July reopening at 55% capacity


    TGI Friday’s is “well positioned to operate successfully with social distancing in effect,” and has plans in place for a phased dine-in reopening in July, parent operator Electra has said.

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    TGI’s to trial ‘kerbside’ click-and-collect with delivery relaunch


    TGI Friday’s will trial an all-new click-and-collect service next week as it explores “new revenue streams to help make the business viable” through the coronavirus crisis, chief executive Robert B Cook has told MCA.

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    Latest closures include TGI’s, Comptoir, Bills and The Ivy


    TGI Friday’s, Comptoir Group, Bills and The Ivy Collection are among the latest operators to announce temporary closures amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    UKH and Industry CEOs call on Government for immediate support


    In a joint letter with UK Hospitality, over 200 CEOs from across the hospitality industry have appealed to the Prime Minister to ’act without delay’ in implementing immediate government support for the sector.

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    TGI’s finalises executive team


    TGI Fridays UK has finalised its executive team with the appointment off Alan Clark as chief financial officer.

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    Bourke joins Wireless Social as NED


    ETM Group director of sales and marketing Sam Bourke has taken on additional role as non-executive director of Wireless Social.

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    Are chains offering enough Low and No?


    Miller & Carter rightly wins plaudits for the impressiveness of its food and the quality of its customer service, but it also beats any leading restaurant chain competitor with its choice of Low and No alcohol beers. The steakhouse offers four, including a low alcohol beer, and a no alcohol beer, ale and cider. Across the UK’s 25 largest restaurant brands chains, four have two options, 16 have just one and four list none.

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    Instagram: Looking Good Enough To Eat


    No dish reaches the candy pink menu at EL&N cafe without having its photo taken first. The chain’s head of food Daniel Booth will “play around with dishes during the development process, taking photos to see how they look through a lens before finalising them,” says head of marketing Sahar Mahdavian. The result is immaculate. Sambazon acai smoothie bowls and edible flowers perch pristinely on ancient grain granola, more modern art than breakfast. 

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    All’s fair in love and restaurants – how did the operators line up to fight for the Valentine’s share of wallet?


    If French is the language of love, then presumably a French restaurant should be where I head with my true love on Valentine’s Day. Certainly, the leading French chains are using several seduction techniques to secure my custom – and for good reason. February is a slow trading month and an event where consumers might be more inclined to loosen the purse strings for fear of having their heart strings damaged, is well worth aiming to capitalise upon. So who offered what on the big day?

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    Imbiba backs Wireless Social with £1m


    Imbiba, the specialist leisure investor, has backed hospitality tech business Wireless Social with £1m of funding.

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    Gotham’s Christmas-ish Quiz!


    It’s the week before Christmas and I hope many thresholds are being crossed, multiple tipples downed and that tills are ringing out! For my part, I have been thinking about what sort of Christmas present to get lucky readers – I have been racking my mind and the best I can do is the joy of a quiz!

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    Pret, TGI Fridays and M&B sign up with allergy app


    Pret, TGI Fridays and Mitchells & Butlers have all teamed up with a new smartphone app to help people with allergies avoid food which could trigger them. The free app, called Dinepilot, allows consumers to filter meals based on 14 of the most common allergies, and it also ensures operators comply with food allergy management.