Tag Archives: Karen Forrester

SPECIAL REPORT: Kitchen overhaul kicks TGI Friday’s back into growth

SPECIAL REPORT: Kitchen overhaul kicks TGI Friday’s back into growth

TGI Friday’s overhauled its kitchen practices last year after sales started to drop and the brand feared it was becoming stale. FEJ hears how CEO Karen Forrester set about revamping back-of-house operations and what impact it has had on the brand.  The red and white stripes of TGI Friday’s are a familiar sight around Britain’s high

TGI Fridays rolls out brand new concept restaurant

American restaurant chain TGI Fridays has unveiled its new concept restaurant, which has a new look and feel dining experience. The first of the new restaurants launched in Newcastle’s Eldon Square last month and is designed to give Fridays an all-day appeal, catering from breakfast through to dinner. It will also offer a more premium,

POWER LIST 2016, CHAIN CHAMPIONS: Karen Forrester, Chief Executive, TGI Fridays

TGI Fridays celebrates 30 years in the UK market this year and business is as buoyant as it has ever been. The opening of the first ever branch on Birmingham’s Hagley Road in 1986 seems a lifetime ago now — especially since no fewer than 75 restaurants have followed. The firm makes no secret of

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