Celebrated as one of the first American casual-dining chains, TGI Friday’s® launched in New York City in 1965. Early success led execs to expand, and by 1975, ten TGI Friday’s® restaurants spanned eight states. Today, TGI Fridays has been delivering great experiences, food and beverages for almost 50 years. With over 900 locations in more than 60 countries, every day can be Friday at the Best Corner Bar in Town!
Friday’s restaurants tout a long history of innovation, and are credited with coining ‘happy hour,’ inventing the Long Island Iced Tea and Loaded Potato Skins, and popularizing frozen and ice cream drinks.
In here, we make real emotional connections, based on true integrity with our guests. Every fresh ingredient, every dish from the kitchen, every bartender's best drink is our way of saying 'thank you' for coming in with your friends.
The Friday’s™ brand created the first World Bartender Championships in the mid-1980s to honor the infamous, trend-setting, bottle-tossing style of Friday’s bartenders around the globe. This early tradition of ‘flair bartending’ has carried on through the years, making Friday’s a hotspot for high-energy service and fun food and drink.
The Briad Restaurant Group, LLC upholds TGI Friday’s® strong track record in industry leadership, innovation and standards of excellence, striving to treat every customer as an honored guest. Briad has been honored to receive the TGI Friday’s Domestic Franchise Group of the Year Award three years in a row, which recognizes superior operating standards and absolute commitment to customer satisfaction. In 2010, Briad was honored with the “Franchise Developer of the Year” award by Carlson Restaurants Worldwide.
On Wednesday, February 22, 2017, TGI Fridays celebrated the best of the best at the Myrna Awards Ceremony in Dallas. The awards given out were to the best operators in the world for 2016 and Briad had two winners out of the thousands of teammates worldwide. Kim Moyer, our General Manager of Sam’s Town, was awarded GM of the year and received a beautiful crystal trophy as well as a brand new Rolex watch! Kim had a tremendous year and was definitely deserving of such awesome recognition. Kim, who was accompanied by her husband, had one more supporter to cheer her on at the event, although he was much more than just a guest. Bob Belmont, Kim’s Director of Operations, received the coveted Operator of the Year Award that recognizes not only one of the best DO’s in the United States, but literally the BEST Director of Operations in 2016! Bob received the iconic Myrna trophy and a WOW (walk on water) pin for having another incredibly successful year. Both Bob and Kim did what great leaders always do and thanked their teams for their successes. Briad was honored to be able to support both Kim and Bob at the awards ceremony.
At the 2017 World Bartending Competition at the Hard Rock Café, Alejandro Silva, champion bartender from our Rancho Cucamonga restaurant, was competing in his 4th and final WBC. Alex, who was one of nine bartenders from all over the world, competed his heart out. He put on an incredible show as he done year after year and finished in 4th place.
Founder Dave Thomas opened the first Wendy’s® Old Fashioned Hamburgers restaurant in downtown Columbus, Ohio on November 15, 1969. The name Wendy and the illustration of a pig-tailed, red-headed little girl were inspired by Thomas’ own daughter, Melinda Lou.
Just over one year later, in 1970, Wendy’s® opened a second restaurant in Columbus, featuring a Pick-Up Window with a separate grill. This innovation revolutionized the fast-food industry, propelling Wendy’s® from a Columbus restaurant chain into a foodservice phenomenon.
Dave Thomas’ idea was always, very simply, to build a restaurant where families could enjoy hamburgers their way. Operating under the motto “Quality Is Our Recipe,” Wendy’s® quickly became known for the square beef hamburgers that hang over the bun, each made with the customer’s choice of toppings.
In 1979, Wendy’s® became the first national restaurant chain to introduce the salad bar, which kicked off the company’s menu diversification program. In 1983, it became the first restaurant chain nationwide to offer baked potatoes. Other recent menu innovations include crispy chicken nuggets, the Big Bacon classic and a wide variety of to-go salads.
Quality and fresh, made-to-order food remain the focus, allowing Wendy’s® to quickly serve a variety of meals to millions of customers daily.
When Briad’s quick-service division decided to become a franchisee of Wendy’s® International Inc., it immediately netted extremely successful results. We now own and operate 111 Wendy’s® restaurants throughout New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. All of Briad’s Wendy’s® are equipped with state-of-the-art technology to better serve customers, and Briad is actively committed to staff development and employee growth.
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The Wendy's name and design, and Old Fashioned Hamburgers are registered trademarks of Oldemark LLC and are licensed to The Wendy's Company.
Energetic, modern, upbeat, fun and most importantly, simply delicious, Zinburger offers a mouthwatering selection of gourmet burgers, salads and sides, decadent shakes and desserts, and a carefully crafted selection of wine. Zinburger made its New Jersey debut in December 2010.
Menu highlights include The Zinburger with Manchego Cheese & Zinfandel Braised Onions; The Samburger with Nueske's Maple Bacon, American Cheese & Thousand Island Dressing; and the Kobe Burger with Vermont Cheddar & Wild Mushrooms. Side selections include generous portions of Handcut Fries; Sweet Potato Fries with Yogurt Dressing; and Zucchini Fries with Parmesan & Ranch. Market fresh salads selections include the BLT Salad with Nueske's Maple Bacon & Cowboy Ranch Dressing; and Roasted Chicken Salad with Organic Greens, Pomegranate, Marcona Almonds & Goat Cheese Dressing. And for dessert - a delicious array of hand-dipped old fashioned milkshakes and floats.
The setting is sleek, contemporary, upbeat and playful featuring rich wood and earth tones and stylish, comfortable seating. The restaurant offers a full bar with cocktails, 18 wines by glass, and 17 beer selections with 8 of these on tap.
The Briad Group is proud to be a licensed franchisee for Marriott and Hilton branded hotels.
Marriott is a leading worldwide hospitality company that operates and franchises the broadest portfolio of lodging brands in the world, operating in 78 countries with more than 3,800 lodging properties. “Take care of your associates and they’ll take care of the guests” was the philosophy of Marriott's founder, J. Willard Marriott. At Marriott, caring for people and the community is part of who they are. Marriott® is deeply committed to service consistency, and strives to maintain the unqualified integrity of their many brands. All Marriott® hotels are held to the same exacting standards, regardless of their ownership.
Hilton Worldwide has over 4,000 hotels internationally. Each franchise is backed by the power of Hilton’s® award-winning Hilton HHonors® guest reward program, its worldwide reservations network, and an unwavering commitment to technology, innovation and quality. Homewood Suites by Hilton, the international brand of upscale, all-suite, extended stay hotels now has over 365 hotels open. Our Homewood Suites Hartford / Southington CT defines this category of “Upscale Extended Stay Lodging” with luxurious and very spacious rooms and public areas. Our Homewood Suites Bridgewater / Branchburg which opened in 2015, incorporates the newest interior "Take Flight" design and will be the model of the next generation Homewood Suites we build.
Since obtaining our franchise rights, Briad has developed more than one billion in real estate, focusing on limited-service hotels, including the Courtyard, Residence Inn, Springhill Suites, Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites brands. During the past decade, Briad has developed, operated and managed more than a dozen properties, and is currently undergoing explosive growth with more than 1,200 rooms expected in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Having already developed, owned and managed twenty-six Marriott and Hilton branded hotels, we have the experience necessary to operate successfully in the best AND the most challenging economies. We will continue to develop the right Marriott and Hilton brands in high demand markets, hire the best people and be leaders in the markets we operate in.
The Briad Group® opened The Promenade Shops at Clifton in 2008. It consists of multiple buildings located on 12 acres of land on Route 3 in Clifton, New Jersey. It is now 100% leased and has become an icon in the community, with 160,000 square feet of commercial space for specialty retail and restaurants, including:
Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza
Cupcake Café (Energy Café)
CUPS Frozen Yogurt
It's Greek to Me
Joe's Crab Shack
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers
Mighty Quinn's Barbeque
Moe's Southwest Grill
Once Upon a Skirt
Top Style Nails
Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar
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