Carrollton, TX  (RestaurantNewsRelease.com)  T.G.I. Friday’s restaurants today announced it will feature its premium “3 courses for $16.99” menu this Father’s Day (Sunday, June 20, 2010), with hundreds of full-course appetizer/entrée/dessert combinations from a list of upscale indulgences at participating restaurants in the U.S.

“T.G.I. Friday’s has you covered this Father’s Day with 3 courses for just $16.99. We’ll handle the grill so you can let Dad chill,” said John Neitzel, president and chief operating officer of T.G.I. Friday’s USA. “Dad can choose the perfect combo from a list of premium items such as our Black Angus Sirloin or Jack Daniel’s® Chicken & Shrimp. So bring the whole family and treat Dad to an awesome meal. Don’t forget to add a cold draft beer or one of our signature cocktails.”

T.G.I. Friday’s “3 courses for $16.99” menu includes new items such as Italian Wedge Salad, Southwest Wedge Salad and Classic Wedge Salad, signature starters such as Tuscan Spinach Dip, entrées such as Friday’s® Black Angus Flat Iron Steak, Cajun Shrimp & Chicken Pasta and Sizzling Chicken & Shrimp as well as T.G.I. Friday’s famous desserts, including Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie and Vanilla Bean Cheesecake. Featured items may vary by restaurant.

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With more than 900 restaurants in 60 countries, including approximately 600 restaurants in the U.S., T.G.I. Friday’s offers great food, innovative drinks and a unique experience filled with flair and a Thank God It’s Friday’s™ attitude. Friday’s authentic, engaging atmosphere makes it the perfect place to escape, socialize and connect with people while getting a rejuvenating second wind. Members of Give Me More Stripes®, Friday’s guest recognition program, receive free stuff and special perks year-round. As the original casual dining restaurant, T.G.I. Friday’s has a rich heritage which includes being credited with popularizing Happy Hour, Long Island Iced Tea and Loaded Potato Skins. T.G.I. Friday’s is also famous for its flair bartenders, approximately 7000 of whom compete annually for the title of the “World’s Greatest T.G.I. Friday’s Bartender.”

Carlson Restaurants Worldwide Inc., the parent company of TGI Friday’s Inc., is a privately held company owned by Minneapolis-based Carlson, a world leader in the hospitality and travel industries. As of May 2010, Carlson Restaurants Worldwide owns, operates, franchises or licenses more than 1,000 restaurants in 60 countries. For more information, visit http://www.fridays.com.