The parent company of T.G.I.
Friday's and Pick Up Stix restaurants,
Carlson Restaurants Worldwide Inc., recently announced plans to
accelerate the development growth of its T.G.I. Friday's franchise
partners within the United States, effective immediately.
To facilitate this aggressive growth strategy, the company announced the promotion of Thomas McCord to Senior Director of New Franchise Development. McCord will focus on recruiting new franchisees into the Friday's(R) restaurant system and will continue to support existing Friday's franchisees with their growth plans. McCord joined Carlson Restaurants Worldwide in 2005 and most recently held the position of director of franchise development. Prior to joining the company, McCord was a seven year development veteran with Yum Brand's Inc.
Friday's is seeking franchisees with significant hospitality experience operating multiple (3+) restaurant locations and the ability and infrastructure to implement an aggressive growth strategy.