TGI Friday's Inc.

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2014

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Happy Birthday, Hugo's!

    Hugo's 12th Birthday @ Hugo's Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 1600 Westheimer Birthday parties are great because there's always something sweet involved and nine times out of ten, it's cake. Hugo's will celebrate its 12th year in business this afternoon by serving its guests a free slice of birthday cake ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    Where To Eat While Shopping for Christmas: The Woodlands Mall Survival Guide

    Christmas is less than two weeks away. I repeat: TWO WEEKS AWAY. It's crunch time, people. If you're headed to The Woodlands Mall to get the final few things on your list (or to start your Christmas shopping ... no judging here), you'll need plenty of energy to battle the lines and crowds and keep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    Young Woman Raped in Stall By Registered Sex Offender Enlists Rusty Hardin to Sue TGI Friday's for Negligence

    Nearly two years after claiming she was raped in the stall of a TGI Friday's in Webster, Texas, by one of its employees, a young woman is suing the restaurant for negligence. The woman, who was 17 at the time of the rape and is referred to as Jane Doe within the lawsuit, the man who raped her regist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    Top 10 Soul-Destroying No. 1 Hits

    I don't like these songs. I feel it's ridiculous that hundreds of thousands of people actually paid out money and drove them to the top of the Billboard charts. While they might not necessarily be the absolute worst examples of the lowest common denominator's purchasing power, they quickly came to m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    And We Still Got the Shaft: Self-Righteous Tipper Gets Waitress Fired After Being Outed on the Internet

    Any healthy adult will tell you that the proper response to being called out on a self-admitted mistake is to have the dignity and wherewithal to own the mistake and work toward improvement in the future. That sounds like a lot of work, though, and apparently Pastor Alois Bell thought so too. Pasto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    2012: The Year in Openings and Closings

    Here it is. The wooly mammoth of a post that we provide to you as a public service every year. All of 2012's openings and closings, listed by month, without fanfare or commentary. This is just the nitty gritty of every single restaurant whose doors have shut or opened in the last 12 months. Enjoy. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Things We Learned from the Vince Young Outside The Lines Feature

    Since falling out of favor with the Tennessee Titans in 2010, Vince Young's slide to the bottom of the quarterback food chain has been precipitous and eventful. The highlights include: - Backing up Michael Vick in Philadelphia in 2011 and pronouncing the Eagles a "Dream Team," a hex on that franchi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    Robert Plant: Former Honeydrippers Front Man, Current Texan Is 64 Today

    Today is Robert Plant's 64th birthday, and hopefully the adopted Texan -- he lives near Austin with maybe-sorta-"wife" Patty Griffin -- is spending it the way a good Texan should, covered in barbecue sauce, listening to Lightnin' Hopkins on his turntable and wearing nothing but a pair of cowboy boot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    July 2012 in Openings & Closings: t'afia Is Dead, Long Live t'afia

    It's true: t'afia is closed. But only until August 14. That's when -- as chef/owner Monica Pope told us on Wednesday -- the restaurant will be reopened with a revamped concept. It's also true that our beloved Nabi is on the chopping block, as owner Ji Kang confirmed to Eater Houston. However, just ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 2, 2012

    BlackFinn's Average American

    Midtown "grille" offers something for everyone.

  • Dining

    July 19, 2012

    Like That Chain Restaurant?

    Try this local one instead.

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    Like That Chain Restaurant? Try This Local One Instead

    In the last couple of weeks, we've explored fun and funky Texas wines to drink in lieu of old standbys like Cabernet and Chardonnay and we've showcased local beers that can be enlisted to help wean your friends off adjunct lagers made by giant corporations. And just like we all have loved ones that ... More >>

  • Film

    June 21, 2012

    The Apocalypse Drag

    If everyone's seeing Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, you might want to be left behind.

  • News

    April 12, 2012

    Fantasy Land

    A green amusement park was supposed to bring prosperity to New Caney, but so far, only a few have profited. And it still exists only on paper.

  • Dining

    April 5, 2012

    Draught House of Rock

    This Garden Oaks pub serves above-average grub and local brews — for grownups.

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    The Rise of Single-Dish Restaurants in America

    Like it or leave it, restaurants specializing in macaroni and cheese -- that ultimate "white people comfort food," as my baffled brown friends call it -- are becoming increasingly popular across the United States. From Connecticut's J.B. Mack, which bills itself as "America's 1st Macaroni and Cheese ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    On Beards and Becco: Coming Down from New York City

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttCrispy-skinned salmon atop cauliflower and ramps at Becco.​I first visited New York City 17 years ago, for one day. I saw Times Square, the United Nations building, stayed in a ratty hotel, ate at a TGI Friday's and had my pocket cut, my wallet and camera stolen fro ... More >>

  • News

    November 4, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    First Look at Natachee's Supper 'n Punch

    Crystal Hot Sauce saves the day at Natachee's.​"Is there anything better than eating peach cobbler while listening to Patsy Cline?" asked my friend Marc over a dish of the dessert that we were splitting with our friend Linda. The peach cobbler was lovely, if a bit too mushy and doughy, with fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    4 Movies Every Waiter (or Ex-Waiter) Can Sympathize With

    Maybe the funniest movie you've never seen.​I've always said that if I have kids, I'm going to make them hold jobs in two industries while they're in high school or college: retail and restaurant. Your appreciation for the hard, often thankless work these folks do -- and your treatment of them ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Friday Meal Deals

    ​Though it's a slow week for food deals, there are still a few to be had. Share some if you know some in the comments. Either TGI Friday's has been really generous or they've been hurting. Either way, you can buy one entrée and get another for 50 percent off using this coupon through Septemb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    The 5 Scariest Things About Denny's

    boost ventilatorBasically an entire goddamn Grand Slam Breakfast between two slices of bread.​In the recent kerfluffle regarding Denny's new sandwich, the Fried Cheese Melt, we seem to have forgotten that it's far from the only reason to be afraid of the 24-hour restaurant chain. Allow us to r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Friday Meal Deals

    ​For the entire month of August, participating locations of International House of Pancakes are letting kids 12 and under eat for free between 4pm and 10pm. The fine print: valid on "Just for Kids" menu items. Drinks are not included unless otherwise specified on the "Just for Kids" menu. Dine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    Where Are We (Anachronistically) Peeing?

    Craig Hlavaty​ Oh, look at us with our fancy old-timey bicycles on the wall! You would think a bar that looks like a 19th-century funeral home would at least make the restrooms look all old-school as well. We wouldn't mind pissing in an outhouse out back, or using a page from a vintage Sears & ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    He Said She Said: Songs For A First (Perhaps Only) Date, Part 2

    ​He Said is going to admit right here and now that he has never been a master of the first date. True it is that we have dated some very awesome and artistic women, but we always lack when it comes to that first swing out of the box. He Said is way better at the weeks, months and years after that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2009

    He Said She Said: "Fuck You Owl City" and the other Worst Songs of the Decade

    Sweet Jeebus, this decade had some awful pop music. You would think the Lord would spare us a little in light of all the terrorist attacks and hurricanes we got this past period. Where the past ten year cycles had disco, new wave, and classic West Coast hip-hop to sate the aural thirsts of Top 40 li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    Once, Twice, Three Times a Lunatic

    By now, you've probably heard the news about the gem of a lady in Florida (there's a reason Florida has its own tag on FARK, you know...) who called 911 not once, not twice, but three times to report that her local McDonald's had run out of Chicken McNuggets. Latreasa Goodman -- who, at 27 year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2008

    SXSW: Iglu and Hartly, How’s Your News?, Boyz Noize and Hanson

    My first full evening at SXSW started off by stumbling to the Cedar Door on Brazos, full of TGI Friday's cheap ass margaritas and the hope that I would see the band Wheatus. Yeah, remember "Teenage Dirtbag"? Those guys are still out there plugging away at whatever dull hope the utopia of the year 20 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2007

    Drenched In Blog: Hayden Panettiere (Mis)cast in Plasmatics Biopic

    I woke up Sunday morning and turned on my Blog Top to find that Hollywood is making a Wendy O. Williams biopic. That’s badass. I love the Plasmatics. Hot naked punk chicks setting cars on fire and blowing up buses, while their nipples are covered in strategically placed pieces of electrical tape. ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 2, 2006

    The Crudo at Bice

    A new excuse to go to the Galleria and play dress-up

  • News

    February 2, 2006

    Gaps in Coverage

    GlobalTec employees apparently aren't all they make themselves out to be

  • Dining

    March 18, 2004

    Jekyll & Hydesky

    Two trips to steak house Smith & Wollensky yield wildly different results

  • Dining

    September 11, 2003

    Bordering on Bennigan's

    Is Morgan's on Montrose just an unfortunate chain reaction?

  • News

    February 6, 2003

    Bar X Views

    Plus: Junk Food, Junk Suits; Pigeon Hold, Meds for the Poor

  • Dining

    September 27, 2001

    Chain for Fools

    Houston versus Dallas: We're family-run; they're chained up.

  • Film

    August 2, 2001

    Anger Management

    Hedwig's frustrations lead to self-realization in delightfully silly Inch

  • Dining

    September 28, 2000

    A Mojito? Ya Betcha!

    The Latin fusion restaurant Bossa sports a Minnesota accent

  • News

    June 1, 2000

    Pain in the Ass

    America's Service Station claims to be the auto repair exception.So how come the high prices, cheap parts and minimal service warranties?

  • Calendar

    September 15, 1994