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TGI Fridays announces initiative to accelerate growth

TGI Fridays intends to sell most of its 247 company-run units to current and new franchisees who agree to renovate the restaurants and construct stores on what the company termed an “accelerated timetable.”

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Mick McGuire, an investor known to play an active role, also wants a seat for himself.

Technology and social media fueled many of the year’s marketing successes and missteps at restaurants. A couple of operators, though, found new life in old tricks, doubling down on discounting and resurrecting in-demand LTOs.

The creator of breakthrough items like the Doritos Locos Taco will now be charged with differentiating the casual brand from the pack.

A Women’s Foodservice Forum study earmarked “building networks” among the top three competencies of successful women in the industry. See how to tailor that effort to your style.

As off-premise continues to grow, an omnichannel approach may be on the horizon.

The casual-dining chain debuted a social media-based “buy a burger, give a burger” promotion.

Overall, the varied menu category is flat, up .3% in sales to $23.9 billion and .5% in units to 7,792.

Nick Shepherd, who has been at the helm of the casual-dining company since 2009, will leave his post in October.

Consumers’ most craved restaurant chicken wings don't only come from wings concepts.

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