Rick Barbrick, President and COO of The Briad Restaurant Group®, Operators of 16 T.G.I Friday's® in New Jersey, Issues Statement

May 23, 2013, 20:44 ET from The Briad Restaurant Group

LIVINGSTON, N.J., May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Rick Barbrick, President and COO of The Briad Restaurant Group, the T.G.I. Friday's franchisee that operates 16 T.G.I. Friday's restaurants in New Jersey, today issued the following statement in response to recent allegations from the New Jersey's Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control:

As operators of 16 T.G.I. Friday's restaurants in New Jersey, The Briad Restaurant Group takes great pride in the quality of food and drink we provide our guests. That is why the allegations from the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control are especially troubling and surprising to us.

We can assure our loyal and valuable guests that it is our corporate policy to treat all of our patrons honestly and fairly. We have already begun our own investigation to learn if any of these allegations are true. If they are, we will take immediate steps to correct any issues that may have led to less than a 100% quality experience for our guests. Regardless of the outcome, we will be deploying additional measures, supervision and quality checks into our process. We want every assurance possible that our guests can continue to feel confident in the great food and drink they order at our T.G.I. Friday's restaurants.

SOURCE The Briad Restaurant Group