T.G.I. Friday’s offers a unique, casual experience delivering on its brand promise of “In Here it’s ALWAYS Friday” melding authentic and imaginative American food, exciting and innovative drinks and a one of a kind service experience to provide liberation from the everyday — turning any day into a FRIDAY! This site will provide you with restaurant news, promotions, copycat recipes and video cooking demonstrations.

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Bruschetta Chicken Fettuccine


BRUSCHETTA CHICKEN FETTUCCINE

TGI Fridays Copycat Recipe

Serves 4

BALSAMIC GLAZE
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon molasses
1/4 teaspoon salt

BRUSCHETTA SAUCE
4 cups plum tomatoes
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

CHICKEN and PASTA
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
salt and black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 (10 ounce) package uncooked fettuccine
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
chopped fresh parsley, optional


Black Bean Dip



BLACK BEAN DIP

TGI Friday's Restaurant Copycat Recipe

3 slices of thick West Virginia style bacon
1/2 of a red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 of a Vidalia onion, chopped
1 (16 oz) can fat free refried beans
8 oz Monterey Jack Cheese, cubed
3/4 lb Veleveeta cheese, cubed
1 can Mexican Style Rotel (with cilantro)
1 (16 oz) can black beans


Dragonfire Salmon


DRAGONFIRE SALMON

T.G.I. FRIDAY’S Copycat Recipe

Makes 4 servings


PINEAPPLE PICO DE GALLO
1 cup finely diced fresh pineapple
1 cup finely diced Roma tomato (2 tomatoes)
1/4 cup finely diced red onion
2 tablespoons minced jalapeño
2 tablespoons minced cilantro
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/3 teaspoon salt

KUNG PAO SAUCE
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
4 teaspoons minced ginger
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
4 teaspoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons chili sauce (sambal)
4 (6-8 ounce) salmon fillets
vegetable oil
salt
ground black pepper

GARNISH
1 (11 ounce) can mandarin orange segments
4 teaspoons minced fresh parsley


Toffee Cake with Whiskey Sauce


TOFFEE CAKE with Whiskey Sauce

TGI Fridays Copycat Recipe

Serves 9

8 ounces chopped dates
2 1/4 teaspoons baking soda, divided
1 1/2 cups boiling water
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups butterscotch sauce
2 tablespoons whiskey
1 cup chopped toasted pecans
vanilla ice cream


White Cheddar Mashed Potatoes


WHITE CHEDDAR MASHED POTATOES
TGI Friday's Restaurant Copycat Recipe

2 pounds red potatoes, cut into 1 inch chunks
1 teaspoon salt for water
2 ounces garlic butter
1/3 cup heavy cream
4 ounces aged white cheddar or jack cheese, shredded

Wash potatoes and bring to a boil in salted water. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes until potatoes are soft. Drain potatoes well.

Place back in pot or in a mixing bowl. Add cheese, cream, garlic butter, and salt and pepper to taste. Beat until smooth with a whisk or potato masher.

Garlic Butter: Saute 1 teaspoon minced garlic in 1 tablespoon oil for about 2 minutes until softened. Mix with room temperature butter and 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley.

TGI Fridays Launches New Lunch Menu

TGI Fridays has rolled out a new lunch menu at participating restaurants in its 490 units in the United States

New Sandwiches and Beverages include:

  • Truffle Stacked Burger: A four-cheese blend (mozzarella, Monterey Jack, provolone and sharp white Cheddar) with truffle oil, onion-bacon jam and Asiago cheese between two burger patties, topped with truffle aïoli and applewood smoked bacon
  • Mediterranean Mahi Mahi Naan’Wich: Grilled mahi mahi with balsamic glaze on naan bread, with cucumber yogurt sauce, balsamic-glazed onions, garlic, basil and Roma tomato bruschetta blend, and mixed greens with kale
  • California Chicken Club: Grilled chicken breast, chilled, sliced and served on a toasted baguette with bacon, smoked gouda, chopped romaine lettuce, tomatoes, avocado and yogurt aïoli
  • Green with Passion Smoothie: Mango and passion fruit purees blended with agave sour mix and kale
  • Pippin’ Boba: Zico Coconut Water blended with agave, lime juice, lemon juice and strawberry or mango boba pearls
  • Cherry Limeade Slush: Lemonade, maraschino cherries and agave sour mix over slush ice
  • Paradise Punch: Orange juice, pineapple juice and guava puree
  • Tickle Pink: Ruby red grapefruit juice, guava purée and soda water

The On The Double pairings allow customers to choose from mozzarella sticks, house salad, Caesar salad or soup, along with selected lunch-sized entrées, priced at $6.99 to $8.99, and offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For $6.99 they can have one of those appetizers along with:
  • Italian Pretzel Grinder stuffed with pepperoni, grilled chicken and provolone
  • 1/2 BLT & Avocado Sandwich on a baguette
  • Strawberry Fields Salad with chicken, goat cheese, glazed pecans and balsamic vinaigrette;
  • Bruschetta Pasta Pomodoro, which is fettuccine, garlic and basil tomato sauce, and balsamic glaze

The $7.99 options are:
  • 1/2 California Chicken Club with bacon, avocado and yogurt aïoli; 
  • Chipotle Yucatan Chicken Salad with avocado vinaigrette
  • Smoked Sausage Mac & Cheese
  • Chicken & Bacon Mac & Cheese

The $8.99 options are: 
  • Jack Daniels Rib Sliders with provolone
  • Spicy Chicken Sliders with ghost pepper honey Cajun Chicken Pasta with spicy Alfredo sauce
  • Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad.

Spiked Plates Menu


TGI Fridays Chefs Raid the Bar to Create New Spiked Plates

America’s favorite corner bar once again has nailed it. TGI Fridays takes pride in the experts we have behind the bar, but the tables have turned. Now the chefs are taking over, raiding the bar for inspiration and combining what Fridays does best—food and spirits. For a limited time, Guests have the freedom to explore new flavors at a great price with new Spiked Plates for $10 and appetizers for $5—dishes infused with your favorite libations.

Enjoy Bourbon Barrel Chicken all natural chicken fire grilled and served over bourbon infused wood planks or the Bourbon Barrel Sirloin prepared using the same method but with a fresh USDA choice 6 ounce sirloin. They're also featuring Hard Cider Half Rack Ribs slow cooked, fall off the- bone tender baby back ribs fire grilled and basted with our new hard cider glaze and rubbed with Sriracha seasoning. 

The Spiked Plates options don’t end there you can also check out a juicy Jack Stacked Burger with melted sharp cheddar, onion bacon jam, Asiago & Parmesan, and Jack Daniel’s glaze.

Fridays Guests are notoriously generous, so sharing isn’t just an option—it’s practically a mandate. So, start by sharing some of our delicious $5 appetizers including JackSliders, Pretzels with Beer Cheese and Boneless Wings with new Cider Glaze.

Fridays is also mixing up its fresh salad lineup with the new Harvest Apple Salad with Chicken or Ahi Tuna—including mixed greens with kale drizzled with pomegranate dressing and topped with goat cheese, green apples, sea salted almonds, crunchy rice noodles, dried apricots and pumpkin seeds.

TGI Fridays Throws Away Happy Hour Restrictions

Fridays Offers Guests Appetizer and Drink Specials ALL DAY, EVERY DAY

TGI Fridays Throws Away Happy Hour Restrictions  TGI Fridays announces that happy hour, which the brand popularized 50 years ago, is officially dead. Why? Because dictating a specific time for people to get together for drinks is an outdated idea. Instead, Fridays is breaking the barriers by introducing a new line up of food and drink features all day, every day with the launch of Happy Every Hour.

Happy Every Hour removes two barriers of having a good time – not enough time and too little money. Starting this week, guests can enjoy new appetizers and drinks including  Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos, Jack Sliders and Boneless Wings in six new flavors – Srirarcha, Memphis BBQ, Miso, PB&J, Cider Glaze and Ghost Pepper (yes, it’s that hot).  Fridays is also introducing new handcrafted cocktails with fresh ingredients, like the Ultimate Blueberry Pom Long Island Tea or Blood Orange Cooler, prepared by the best bartenders in the business. All appetizers in the promotion are only $5 with the adult beverages ranging from $3-5, all day, every day.

And of course, guests can still enjoy their favorite appetizers with Happy Every Hour, like Fridays popular Mozzarella Sticks, Spinach Florentine Flatbread and Boneless Wings in both Buffalo and Garlic Parmesan flavors – as well as scratch made cocktails and select draft beers.

Parmesan Meatballs


PARMESAN MEATBALLS
TGI Friday's Copycat Recipe

Makes 4 Servings

Topping: 
1 cup seeded and diced tomato 
1/4 cup finely chopped sweet onion 
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil 
1 teaspoon chopped garlic 
1/4 teaspoon each salt and black pepper 

Meatballs: 
1 pound ground beef  
1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs 
1/4 cup egg whites 
2 tsp. chopped garlic 
1/4 tsp. onion powder 
1/4 tsp. each salt and black pepper 
3/4 cup marinara sauce 
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8 x 8 inch baking pan with nonstick spray.  In a medium bowl, combine all topping ingredients. Gently mix until uniform. Cover and refrigerate.

In a large bowl, combine ground beef, breadcrumbs, egg whites, garlic, onion powder, salt, and black pepper. Firmly and evenly form into 12 meatballs.  Lay meatballs in the baking pan, and evenly top with marinara sauce.  Cover pan with foil, and bake for 20 minutes.

Remove foil, and bake until meatballs are cooked through, about 10 minutes.  Sprinkle with mozzarella and Parm. Bake until mozzarella has melted, about 5 minutes. Finish with topping.