TGI Friday’s the family dining chain, is on the hunt for a marketing director now the company is back in the hands of its founders.

Carlson Restaurants Worldwide teamed up with ABN Amro to buy TGI Friday’s back from Whitbread at the tail end of last year.

The majority of Whitbread’s TGI team are expected to be transferred to Carlson.

Marketing is currently headed up by sales and marketing manager Nathan Godard while former Persil Power marketer Tim Hammond is the managing director.

The TGI brand is present in 56 countries and Carlson either operates itself or licenses and franchises 990 restaurants.

Carlson also owns business such as Radisson Hotels, Regent Hotels & Resorts and Carlson Marketing.

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