T.G.I. Friday's


T.G.I. Friday’s is privately held by the Minneapolis-based Carlson hospitality company, and has $1.82 billion in U.S. systemwide sales. The Carrollton, Texas-based company was a pioneer in casual dining, with the first restaurant opening in New York City in 1965. It was one of the U.S. casual-dining brands to expand abroad, opening in 1986 in Birmingham, England. It innovated such menu items as loaded potato skins (1974) and the Jack Daniel’s Grill (1997).

Chain Snapshot

Segment: Casual-dining

Headquarters: Carrollton, Texas

CEO: Nicholas Paul Shepherd

Financial Data

Systemwide Sales: $1.82 billion (U.S., FY 2012)

Total Units: 543
(U.S., FY 2012)

Sales Per Unit: $3.3 million (Estimated, FY 2012)

Source: NRN Top 100 report


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