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TGI Friday's appoints acquisition and development director

22 October 2012
TGI Friday's appoints acquisition and development director

Casual dining chain TGI Friday's has appointed David Carroll as its director of acquisition and development, as the company tries to deliver on its plans to open 20 new restaurants in the next three years.

Carroll started his career at the company 13 years ago as a restaurant manager, and was involved in its recent openings at Manchester Royal Exchange, which boasts one of the world's biggest bars and the first TGI Friday's mixology bar.

One of Carroll's current projects is to lead the opening of the first Friday's restaurant in Jersey, which is due to open in December and will create 80 jobs on the island.

Carroll said: "These are really exciting times for Friday's, we've had continued growth in recent years and want to ensure that this continues. I'm looking for lots of new site opportunities across the UK, particularly in shopping centres, retail parks, and central city locations."

Karen Forrester, TGI Friday's UK chief executive added: "The new structure at Friday's reflects the speed at which we want to grow our UK business. As a brand we're never standing still, and are continually developing our restaurant design, guest experience, and quality offering. David has played an integral role in the leadership team at Friday's and has been instrumental in the successful opening of our new restaurants including Westfield Stratford, Manchester Royal Exchange and Wembley."

By Neil Gerrard

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