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POWER LIST 2018, CHAIN CHAMPIONS: Terry McDowell, Head of Food, TGI Fridays

POWER LIST 2018, CHAIN CHAMPIONS: Terry McDowell, Head of Food, TGI Fridays

As the head of food and executive chef at one of the UK’s most distinguished restaurant chains, Terry McDowell’s role keeps him firmly on his toes. 40% of his time is spent on innovation, such as new ideas and new menus and drinks, 30% on execution and the other 30% on the development of existing

UK tech platform could transform TGI Fridays’ kitchen operations

TGI Fridays is rolling out a UK feedback platform to its sites in the US in a move likely to influence menu development and kitchen strategy. The chain will introduce real-time customer engagement and data analytics technology from British restaurant intelligence specialist Yumpingo to sites in nine states. With restaurants receiving over 7,500 at-table food,

TGI Fridays glad that ‘take it or leave it’ attitude of kitchen suppliers is dwindling

TGI Fridays is planning another four restaurant openings this year and, according to the company’s executive chef Terry McDowell, the challenge of installing kitchens that meet its operational objectives is made easier by flexibility from the supply chain. Mr McDowell, who is head of food and drink for the 82-strong, has been with the company

EXCLUSIVE: TGI Fridays’ faithful ‘Red Mat Theory’ holds the secret to rapid kitchen service

TGI Fridays’ ability to turn around orders quickly and deliver the quality that customers expect is driven by a so-called ‘Red Mat Theory’ that it adopts throughout its kitchens, its group executive chef has revealed. The American-themed dining chain currently boasts more than 82 restaurants and responsibility for its kitchens lies with head of food

TGI Fridays exec chef Terry McDowell works kitchen magic to create ‘inclusive’ menu

Restaurant chain TGI Fridays is known for its American grills, including hand-crafted burgers and fall-off-the-bone glazed ribs. But for the first time the group’s kitchens are offering a range of vegan options aimed at bringing new flavours to those who prefer to live the vegan lifestyle. Terry McDowell, head of food and drink at TGI

TGI Fridays eases path to management for restaurant staff

Restaurant chain TGI Fridays has launched a Learners Qualification Programme (LQP), which is available to those who are aspiring to move into management. The 12-month development plan is equivalent to two A-levels and is offered in partnership with HIT Training. The programme consists of on-the-job experience, projects based on manager competencies, reading assignments, and regular testing.

Yo! Sushi and TGI Friday’s funnel funds into Cardiff refurb projects

Yo! Sushi and TGI Friday’s have both ramped up their presence at St David’s retail centre in Cardiff. The two restaurant chains have each unveiled a new look at the retail and leisure destination which, at peak times of the year, accommodates one million guests. Yo! Sushi has refurbished its 2,200 sqft restaurant as part of a redesign