We have just received the following news from TGi Friday’s UK CEO Robert B Cook. As with all other recent closures from COVID-19, we would like to wish all at TGI Friday’s our very best wishes.
Dear Fridays Guests,
As the safety and welfare of our guests and teams is our number one priority and following the recent UK government advice to practice social distancing, we have now made the decision to temporarily close all our restaurants from 9pm tomorrow evening. This decisive action is to protect our guests, our teams, our communities and our business.
Thanks to you for your continued loyal custom, we are a strong, healthy and growing business and look forward to opening our doors and welcoming you back to Fridays in the near future.
Our teams will be tirelessly working to close our restaurants down in a safe manner whilst complying with our internal COVID-19 contingency plan which includes increased control measures across the board. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our teams for their continued professional and hardworking approach. They have come together in extremely difficult circumstances in a way that makes us all tremendously proud to be a part of the Fridays family.
We will ensure that any stock we can safely distribute will be donated to support our local communities or shared amongst the team, and we will continue to look for ways in which we can help those in need.
We’ve been working hard on some exciting new developments for you, including new food and drinks menus and the return of some classic cocktails. Unfortunately, the launch will now have to be delayed, but we can’t wait to invite you to try it when we open our doors again. Myself and the entire team are going to bring Fridays back stronger than ever before.
Watch this space and take good care of yourselves.
Robert B Cook