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I Tasted All The Things!

Up until I visited TGI Fridays headquarters in Dallas recently as a brand new TGI Fridays ambassador (woot!), it had been quite a while since I’d visited the restaurant. It’s not that I didn’t like TGI Fridays before; I did. But it was just so “same-same” for so long-long that it sorta fell off my restaurant radar.

But baby, Fridays is back, and they’re better than ever…. I know, because I tasted ALL THE THINGS! (If you follow me on Instagram and Twitter, I teased you mercilessly with photos of everything I was eating.)

Happy Hour started with sips of handcrafted cocktails – froo-froo drinks for everyone!

TGI Fridays handcrafted cocktails

And then they served us appetizers upon appetizers. I paced myself by taking just a few bites of everything, but oh my gosh, it’s hard to stop eating food that tastes so yummy!

TGI Fridays_appetizers

But the entrees were coming. Make room for burgers, sandwiches and salads!

TGI Fridays entrees #TGIFAmbassador

I have to give the Jack Daniels Burger (bottom left) special props because I loved it that much. (I’ve ordered  it twice on my own since then… that’s how much I like it.)

The JD sauce is for reals. 

And the grand finale was madness — OREO Madness! You don’t even know how good…

TGI Fridays Oreo Madness dessert

After dinner, we went to an outdoor concert at the Dallas arboretum. What a gorgeous place that is; I can’t wait to go back.

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The next morning all of us took a little stroll through TGI Fridays history.

Fridays-ambassadors

Check out the very first uniform. Snazzy, huh?

First TGI Fridays uniform

And in case you didn’t know…. you can thank TGI Friday’s for “Happy Hour”. They invented it!

TGI Fridays invented Happy Hour

We were able to hear about some super fun things in the works for the restaurant, and then we visited “Little Fridays”

We learned some fancy bar shenanigans from Fridays very own champion bartender!

figure eight cocktail pouring

And we enjoyed a fabulous lunch with even more good eats! (As of May 14, almost all of these yummy foods are available in restaurants. — some are seasonal.)

new TGI Fridays menu items

TGI Fridays new handcrafted cocktails

I’m so proud to be a TGI Fridays ambassador! The menu is jam packed with craveable foods. For a darn good time with friends and a heck of a great meal, TGI Fridays has it on lock.

What’s your favorite TGI Fridays menu item? Mine is the Jack Daniels Burger…my, my mercy, it’s good.

 

TGI Fridays arranged travel and accommodations for this event. My opinions are completely my own.

About Liz

Liz Mays is a lifestyle, food and travel blogger living in coastal North Carolina. If she's not in her kitchen creating recipes, she's probably off on another whirlwind travel adventure, scrapbooking her photos and memories, curled up watching a movie or sound asleep.

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  1. Yummy! We used to go to Friday’s more. It totally fell off the radar with us too. There’s one here in LA owned by Magic Johnson – it’s practically a club. Never a dull moment there!

  2. Just not fair. We are eating late tonight so you are making me even more hungry!

  3. We love TGIFridays! YUM!!! I want that dessert next time we go!

  4. Wow! That looks awesome!

  5. Those are very delicious, My first time at TGIF i thought I don’t like their food but the second time love it. if only this place wasn’t so expensive.

  6. It was so great seeing you, friend. Love hanging out with you and enjoying all that good food.

  7. That’s exactly how I am with TGIFridays. We used to meet there after crafts night or to enjoy dinner with our book club, but no one has suggested going there in over a year probably. I’ll have to get everyone there sometime soon to check out all the great new items. :)