FridaysSM FAQs

Q. What markets are available for single-unit or multi-unit development?
A. We are currently only looking for qualified franchise partners who are interested in multi-unit restaurant development and available territories can change frequently so please contact us by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the most current information.
Q. Can you send me financial information such as typical profits, sales, ROI's, investment amounts, etc. for a TGI Fridays?
We have a Franchise Disclosure Document that contains various investment costs as well as other important investment considerations. To obtain a copy, please review the franchise qualifications and if you’re comfortable that you meet them, complete the Request for Information. A member of our Development team will contact you to discuss your interest.
Q. Do you have a Discovery Day?
A. We believe our franchise partners must have the right cultural fit for Fridays as well as the operational expertise and capital necessary for success. After your full franchise application package has been approved, we invite you to the Support Center in Carrollton, TX for a personalized Discovery Day customized to your specific situation. You are the center of attention!
Q. How long does the franchise approval process take?
A. This varies based upon the amount of operational, legal, financial, and market due diligence we’ll each want to complete. You can be assured we’ll handle your application as expeditiously as possible without compromising your decision-making process, solid ethics or Brand standards.
Q. Once approved, how long do I have to build and open my first restaurant?
A. The typical development and opening timeline is 12-18 months. During this time, you will be completing your market plan, site selection/real estate approval process, store design and construction, training, and finally, your operational preparations to meet this obligation.
Q. I'm in the U.S. and I have a great real estate site for a TGI Fridays but I don't meet your franchise qualifications. Who should I contact?
A. If you have a specific site you think may be of interest to TGI Fridays for our development or development by an existing franchisee, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..