Business expansion
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Hotel / Restaurants
Accommodation And Food Service Activities
Food And Beverage Service Activities
56.10 - Restaurants and mobile food service activities

400 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
9 February 2018
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Restuarant chain TGI Fridays has announced plans that it is to create 400 new jobs and open six new restuarants throughout 2018. There had been some speculation that the chain, originally founded in the USA in the 1960s, was struggling and that it was about to be put up for sale, though this latest announcement appears to contradict those rumours. There are currently 80 restuarants in the business operating across the UK; the locations for the six new sites have yet to be announced.


  • 9 February 2018: Gloucestershire Live


Eurofound (2018), TGI Fridays, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 93590, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/93590.