The redesign at a reopened Nashville unit makes the bar the centerpiece.
The new kitchen design allows guests to watch the food preparation process.
Dean Small, co-founder and managing partner of Synergy Restaurant Consultants, shepherded the kitchen and bar redesigns.
New technologies, like this induction cooktop range, which cooks without an open flame, are part of the new look and feel.
A Nashville, Tenn., T.G.I. Friday's unit unveiled its recent redesign featuring an open kitchen that is about 25 percent smaller than a typical Friday's unit and a redesigned bar.