Iconic American hospitality brand TGI FRIDAYS is making its Queensland debut, announcing Robina Town Centre on the Gold Coast as the chosen location for its first Queensland restaurant.

TGI FRIDAYS will bring its signature bar and grill menu and warm hospitality to Robina, where locals will be among the first to enjoy this premium yet relaxed dining experience as it makes its foray into Queensland as part of a national roll out. Originating in Manhattan, New York City in the 1960s, TGI FRIDAYS spearheaded a cultural revolution with the launch of the city’s first female friendly singles bar, attracting large crowds who were drawn to its quality cocktails, eclectic decor, and the chance to mingle with like minded locals unchaperoned which, at the time, was practically unheard of.

Th e brand has evolved significantly over the years, transforming from the dedicated singles bar concept of the 60s to a more family friendly offer synonymous with crowd pleasing food served in a relaxed, casual setting. Today, TGI FRIDAYS is renowned as a successful global brand, operating close to 1000 restaurants across 60 countries, 13 of which span Australia (the Robina Town Centre restaurant will signal the 14th.

CEO of Signature Hospitality Group, James Sinclair, commented on the forthcoming opening of TGI FRIDAYS new location: “We are delighted to announce the introduction of TGI FRIDAYS to Queensland with our new flagship restaurant currently under construction at Robin a Town Centre on the Gold Coast,” he said. “Our vision for TGI FRIDAYS Robina is a community hub where good times and great food come together to create an everyday dining destination that will appeal to all types of patrons from the sports crowd, to families looking for an easy, crowd-pleasing meal, groups celebrating a special occasion, and friends wanting to catch up over a cocktail.”

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