NRN: T.G.I. Friday's Debuts New Kitchen and Bar Design

From NRN:

T.G.I. Friday’s has unveiled a new kitchen and bar design in a unit that re-opened this week in Nashville, Tenn.

The Opry Mills Friday’s location, which was destroyed by flooding two years ago, debuted this week with an open kitchen that is about 25 percent smaller than a typical Friday’s unit and a redesigned bar.

“After the flooding, we were totally committed to coming back to Opry Mills, but this time with a restaurant that would knock people’s socks off,” said Ricky Richardson, chief operating officer T.G.I. Friday’s, which is owned by Carrollton, Texas-based Carlson Restaurants.

“We’ve completely redesigned the kitchen so guests can see how we cook their favorite dishes,” Richardson said in a statement, “and the bar is now the centerpiece of the restaurant.”

The bar also includes community tables, located across from the bar, which the company said, “encourage friends to gather and talk, watch a game or wait for a table.”

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