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How TGI Fridays went from a singles bar to a diner in decline

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

TGI Fridays started as a singles bar in 1965 in New York City but with time became a family favorite.
The chain started closing restaurants after the 2008 financial crisis, but it still has over 700.
TGI Fridays is focusing on a new food-delivery strategy, and a UK franchise is bringing back the bar.
When founder Alan Stillman opened the first TGI Fridays in New York City's Upper East Side in 1965, his aim was to meet a lot of single women. His timing was perfect, as the city was increasingly full of working women looking for a place to meet friends and pick up dates. TGI Fridays rode the...
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