CARROLLTON Texas T.G.I. Friday’s restaurants will be giving away a half million burgers and sandwiches if its “No. 1 fan,” a fictional character named Woody, can gather 500,000 Facebook fans by Sept. 30.
The coupons go to the first half million people who become Woody’s fan on the Facebook social-networking website. Fans must register at www.facebook.com/fanwoody  with a valid email address in order to receive the coupon for the free Jack Daniel’s burger or Jack Daniel’s chicken sandwich.
“With millions of T.G.I. Friday’s fans, it’s not easy to determine Friday’s No. 1 Fan,” Andrew Jordan, Friday’s senior vice president of marketing said in a statement Friday. “Woody says he’s the one, and we’re going to let him prove it.”
The restaurant chain’s press release on the giveaway includes a message from “Woody:” http://www.prnewswire.com/container/tgifridays/tgifridayssocialmedianewsrelease-woody-jackdaniels/ 
T.G.I. Friday’s, a division of Carlson Restaurants Worldwide, has more than 900 restaurants in 60 countries, including about 600 restaurants in the United States.
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