T.G.I. Friday's(R) Restaurants to Host St. Patrick's Day Party Friday's(R) Restaurants to Feature Two New Irish Drinks; Give Me More Stripes Members to Receive Double Stripes All Day Long

CARROLLTON, Texas, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- T.G.I. Friday's restaurants today announced it will feature two new Irish-themed drinks, an "Irish 'Rita" and a "St. Paddy's Peach," and reward members of its Give Me More Stripes® guest recognition program with double stripes with any purchases that include food, valid all day long on Wednesday, March 17 for its St. Patrick’s Day Party at participating restaurants in the U.S.

"T.G.I. Friday's is always your party headquarters but on St. Patrick's Day, one of the craziest party days of the year, our guests will have more reasons to make T.G.I. Friday's their St. Patrick's Day destination," said John Neitzel, president and chief operating officer of T.G.I. Friday's USA. "Our bars across the U.S. will be rockin' with two new Irish drinks and a party with green beer, beads and buttons you won't want to miss. Be sure to check with your local T.G.I. Friday's for their specific party plans."

In keeping with its heritage and legacy of beverage innovation, T.G.I. Friday's will feature the following specialty drinks for the St. Patrick's Day Party (images available upon request):

  • Irish 'Rita – An Irish twist on a classic: Jameson® Irish Whiskey, Sour Apple Pucker, Midori, fresh lime juice and Friday's own margarita mix.
  • St. Paddy's Peach – The perfect "St. Paddy's" Day drink with Jameson® Irish Whiskey and peach puree.

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With more than 900 restaurants in 60 countries, including approximately 600 restaurants in the U.S., T.G.I. Friday's offers great food, innovative drinks and a unique experience filled with flair and a Thank God It's Friday's™ attitude. Friday's authentic, engaging atmosphere makes it the perfect place to escape, socialize and connect with people while getting a rejuvenating second wind. Members of Give Me More Stripes®, Friday's guest recognition program, receive free stuff and special perks year-round. As the original casual dining restaurant, T.G.I. Friday's has a rich heritage which includes being credited with popularizing Happy Hour, Long Island Iced Tea and Loaded Potato Skins. T.G.I. Friday's is also famous for its flair bartenders, approximately 8,000 of whom compete annually for the title of the "World's Greatest T.G.I. Friday's Bartender."  

Carlson Restaurants Worldwide Inc., the parent company of TGI Friday's Inc., is a privately held company owned by Minneapolis-based Carlson, a world leader in the hospitality and travel industries. As of March 2010, Carlson Restaurants Worldwide owns, operates, franchises or licenses more than 1,000 restaurants in 60 countries. For more information, visit http://www.fridays.com.  

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