Re:T.G.I. Friday’s in Maryville, TN Closes
Another franchisee that apparently went bust. There is an ad up on Loopnet dated 7/25/2011 offering the property for sale and listing it as vacant. If one of their employees would have found it back then it would have been party time the last few weeks.
I note the disturbing trend of chain restaurants to close down without warning. Real bad if you planned to hold a reunion of service buddies or something like that which had to be planned in advance.
Franchisor/Operator Carlson said it wants to expand the TGI Friday's chain. Perhaps someone else has some inside "dirt" on why this location closed.
I can still remember going to the first TGI Friday's on 63rd and 1st in Manhattan just after I had turned 18. Had no idea it would mushroom into a large chain.