Why TGI FridaysTM?

I want to become a franchisee, what is my first step?

Thank you for your interest in becoming a TGI Fridays franchisee. After reviewing the Qualifications page, simply submit your completed Request for Consideration form and a member of our development team will follow up with you.

What are the minimum requirements to become a TGI Fridays Franchisee?

  • Liquidity = $2.5 million, Net Worth = $6.0 million; personal guarantee of the franchisee
  • Minimum 5 years of restaurant experience as owner/operator
  • History of aggressively developing new multi-unit restaurants
  • Existing infrastructure dedicated to the expansion of the brand
  • Sharing our passion for delighting our guests by ensuring every guest leaves happy

The market I am interested in is not available, why?

There may already be a franchisee in that market. Or, it may be an area that does not currently fit into our Growth Strategy.

How long does the Franchise Approval Process take?

The process time varies. It could take between 4 to 8 months to complete any due diligence, legal reviews and market reviews.

Once approved, how long do I have to build and open my first restaurant?

You will have 12 - 18 months to complete your market plan, real estate review and training and operations preparations.

What kind of support is available to me as a TGI Fridays Franchisee?

TGI Fridays provides initial and ongoing support for your franchise. This includes: Operations, Development, Marketing, Training/HR, Supply Chain, Quality Assurance, Financial, as well as Business Management and Strategy.