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TGI Fridays opens renovated DFW airport site with expanded to-go area

Casual-dining brand re-opens unit with larger bar, more seats and beefed up ‘On the Fly’ to-go offerings

TGI Fridays’ reopened its Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport Terminal B location Monday with an expanded bar “On the Fly” to-go area as well as the brand’s first outdoor airport patio, the company said Monday.

The Dallas-based casual-dining company, which forecasts revenue at the airport unit of $14 million annually, said the Gate 10 location’s volume was in a top sales position among its 200 retail locations in 2022.

Seating has been expanded to 220 from 156, the company said, including 50 seats on the outdoor patio. The bar grew from nine seats to 22. Guests can now order from an iPad for faster service.

The “On the Fly” to-go area was enlarged with double the refrigeration, a self-checkout, an order kiosk and space for two cashiers.

Brandon Coleman III, president of TGI Fridays U.S, said in a statement: "We are committed to continued evolution and innovation in airports across the globe, ensuring that every guest enjoys that Fridays feeling."

TGI Fridays began its strategic partnership with DFW in 1995. The brand also will remodel locations at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and at Miami International Airport over the next 12 months, the company said.

"DFW airport is excited for the elevated new experience TGI Fridays will be providing to our customers," said Ken Buchanan, the DFW airport’s executive vice president of revenue management and customer experience. "DFW is proud to offer our customers diverse and unique dining options that meet every flavor palate.”

TGI Fridays operates nearly 700 restaurants in 51 countries.

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