T.G.I. Friday's® New Line-Up: Decadent New Dishes & Scratch-Made Cocktails

CARROLLTON, Texas, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, T.G.I. Friday's is adding nine new craveable dishes and four new hand-crafted cocktails to its menu, giving guests exciting, indulgent options to enjoy as they celebrate that Always Friday feeling. The new menu items offer decadent flavor combinations, like the Steakhouse Bleu Cheese Burger with applewood-smoked bacon, caramelized onions, maison butter and creamy bleu cheese atop a perfectly grilled Black Angus burger and the crispy BBQ Chicken Flatbread appetizer combining a smoky chipotle barbecue sauce with juicy pulled chicken. New scratch-made cocktails combine fresh flavors, like clover honey, lemon and basil, with premium liquors to create the perfect pairing with the rich flavors of the new dishes.

"Guests flock to Friday's® to indulge in great-tasting food and phenomenal drinks in a fun, engaging environment," said Ricky Richardson, chief operating officer, T.G.I. Friday's. "These bold new flavor combinations and innovative scratch-made beverages will complement our guests' favorite signature items – and will surprise them with new, craveable options they'll just have to have."

New flavors include a smoky bacon and creamy bleu cheese crust on the Black Angus Sirloin,  a mouth-watering Skillet Garlic Shrimp served over rice in a creamy Alfredo sauce, and an irresistibly delicious Whiskey Cake made with Jack Daniel's® butterscotch whiskey sauce that is enough to share - although sharing is optional. And, Friday's Jack Daniel's menu welcomes the new addition of the Jack Daniel's Sirloin and Half Rack of Ribs, a combination sure to satisfy any guest appetite.

From the best bartenders in the business come four new hand-crafted cocktails: the Bee Sting, Maker's Mark Kentucky Bourbon mixed with a sweet touch of honey and a splash of fresh squeezed lemon juice; the Grey Goose Cooler, Grey Goose Vodka with basil-infused layers of smooth peach puree and St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur; the Platinum Mojito made with premium Atlantico Platino Rum; and the BFM, also known as The Best Friday's Margarita, combining Patrón Silver Tequila, Grand Marnier and our house-made fresh agave sour mix. Friday's expert bartenders also mix it up by introducing two refreshingly flavorful non-alcohol beverages with the Strawberry Lemonade Crush and Cherry Limeade Crush – all drinks that everyone can enjoy.

To learn more about beverages at T.G.I. Friday's and for drink recipes visit http://www.tgifridays.com/greatdrinks.

Learn more about the new menu:

Signature Dishes:

BBQ Chicken Flatbread
Crispy flatbread topped with tender pulled chicken breast in a smoky chipotle barbecue sauce and baked with Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheese, then topped with fresh cilantro and hand-cut red peppers and diced red onion.

Skillet Garlic Shrimp
A sizzling skillet of tender, garlic-marinated shrimp, served over Jasmine Rice in a rich and creamy Alfredo sauce, topped with shaved Parmesan cheese and freshly diced tomatoes.

Steakhouse Bleu Cheese Burger
Indulgently delicious flavors of applewood-smoked bacon, caramelized onions, maison butter and creamy bleu cheese atop a perfectly grilled Black Angus burger and served on a buttery toasted brioche bun. 

Bacon & Bleu Sirloin
Friday's signature Black Angus Sirloin elevated with a tangy and velvety bleu cheese crust, in addition to crumbled, crisp smoky bacon and served with your choice of two sides.

Jack Daniel's Sirloin & Half Rack Ribs
A hearty 10 oz. fire-grilled Black Angus Sirloin paired with a half rack of fall-off-the-bone, tender baby back pork ribs, both basted in Friday's irresistible Jack Daniel's sauce and served with your choice of two sides.

Whiskey Cake
Rich, warm toffee cake drizzled with a warm Jack Daniel's butterscotch whiskey sauce and topped with creamy vanilla ice cream and glazed pecans. 

In addition to these new delectable items, Guests can now enjoy any of Friday's premium Black Angus Steaks with more choices for customization – add on a half rack of BBQ baby back pork ribs, zesty roasted Langostino lobster topper, or grilled shell-on shrimp scampi.

Premium Beverages:

Bee Sting
A bourbon-forward blend of Maker's Mark Kentucky Bourbon, clover honey and fresh lemon juice.

Grey Goose Cooler
Grey Goose Vodka, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, house-made sour, sweet peach puree, fresh torn basil and lime create a fresh and savory mix.

Platinum Mojito
A crisp, refreshing blend of Atlantico Platino Rum, fresh mint, lime juice, agave and soda.

The BFM (Best Friday's Margarita)
The finest premium ingredients come together to create an ultra-smooth, perfectly balanced margarita Patrón Silver Tequila, Grand Marnier, house-made agave sour and fresh-squeezed lime.

Strawberry Lemonade Crush
Fresh muddled strawberries, house-made sour, fresh lemons, Sprite®.

Cherry Limeade Crush
Muddled cherries, fresh lime, pomegranate, Sprite.

For more news and updates from T.G.I. Friday's, consumers can follow the brand on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/TGIFridays), Twitter @TGIFridays and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/tgifridays).

About T.G.I. Friday's®
T.G.I. Friday's restaurants offer authentic American food and exciting drinks in an atmosphere that provides an energizing Friday feeling – any day of the week. Friday's® guest recognition program, Give Me More Stripes®, rewards loyal guests with great deals and fun events year-round, creating an engaging customer experience. As the original casual dining restaurant, T.G.I. Friday's differentiates itself with a unique point of view which promises to exhilarate its guests with the feeling of Friday. T.G.I. Friday's, which operates more than 900 restaurants in more than 60 countries, is also famous for its knowledgeable and charismatic bartenders, approximately 8,000 of whom compete annually for the title of the "Greatest T.G.I. Friday's Bartender in the World." T.G.I. Friday's believes in the importance of acting responsibly and as a result its Responsible Business Program is focused on positively impacting the economic and environmental well-being of the communities and neighborhoods in which it operates. For more information, visit www.fridays.com.

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