TGI Friday’s is continuing its expansion across the UK after opening new sites in Edinburgh and Milton Keynes.
It opened its 65th site in the Fort Kinnaird shopping centre in Newcraighall in south-east Edinburgh this month, with cocktails served from a “shotgun” bar as a focal point in the centre of the restaurant.
With up to 272 covers, the new site is one of the largest TGI Friday’s in Scotland and also features an open-plan kitchen where diners can watch their food being cooked.
Last month, TGI Friday’s opened its second site in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, with a restaurant in the new MK1 Leisure Park. With 266 covers, it also has an open-plan “shotgun” kitchen and an island bar serving cocktails as a focal point (pictured).
It is also the most environmentally friendly of TGI Friday’s restaurants, part of the brand’s commitment to being a greener, more energy-efficient business. Features include solar PV panels on the roof that generate part of the electrical supply for the building.
The memorabilia on the walls include a “snowboard skyline” – rows of custom-designed snowboards formed into a cityscape image, inspired by Milton Keynes’ Snozone indoor ski slope.
With 65 sites across the UK, the company plans to continue growing in towns and cities around the country.