In Most Addison Move Ever, TGI Friday's to Open Across the Street from TGI Friday's

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The two sides of TGI Friday's. Stripy, and squares and triangles and stuff. New concept? Perhaps.
Look, when it comes to a much-mocked place like Addison, you don't always want to deal in stereotypes. But sometimes these jokes write themselves.

In what is presumably an attempt to catch people who accidentally drove past the first Addison TGI Friday's, a second one is opening a block away. Crucially, this one will be on the north side of Belt Line, rather than south. Here are some photos we stumbled on of the supposed renovation work of the former Champps location.

Comically, the original TGI Friday's in Addison (which will presumably now develop some kind of authenticity complex, possibly with an "established in" sign) is at 5100 Belt Line, while the new one will be at 4951 Belt Line. They are separated by only a tollway. We wish we were making this up. In Addison, it is twice the Friday.

So what's the deal here? Does TGI Friday's think that the city of Addison might get overwhelmed by its endless appetizers offer and they'll just have a line out the door? Do they plan on building a tunnel between the two locations for ease of staffing? Do you remember where you were when the entire city of Addison rose up as one and declared that there weren't enough re-heated cheesesticks in their fine city? WHY IS THERE NO APOSTROPHE ON THEIR SIGN?!?

Word is this new TGI Friday's will be a "concept" of some sort, according to the Mayor. Whether this concept will involve serving good food, we cannot possibly say. We await news of a second Buffalo Wild Wings next door to the first one.


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dallascop
dallascop

So what - their food will still ..... Stink

SportsTaco
SportsTaco

Work. Office buildings. You shouldn't begrudge people for not being cool enough to work at a bar in Deep Ellum.

Sotiredofitall
Sotiredofitall topcommenter

Which location's waitstaff has the most flair on their uniform?    

getalife
getalife

You pretentious assholes need to get over yourself. Who the hell cares? 

banepage
banepage

Not sure why Addison is mocked for any reason. I grew up on the border of Addison (Marsh@ Keller Springs)when it was little more than cow pasture. The "town" is better run and has much more going for it by any metric than Dallas.

SportsTaco
SportsTaco

Oh Christ, we can't all live in Bishop Arts, Gavin, nor do we want to. It's too bad you have to pigeonhole everyone who lives in Addison. We're here because it is cheaper and more conveniently located for us. 


If you're wondering, I've never been to the original TGI Fridays, and won't go to the shiny new one. Get off your high sybian. 

leshabs771
leshabs771

35 year olds wearing mom or dad jeans at TGIFridays yes. Douchbags, not so much. The home of the Douche is known as Uptown.

astone1286
astone1286

The old location is closing down because the new whole foods ruined business by blocking the view from the street and parking. This is the dumbest blog post ever, no fact checking at all.

tiedyecomic
tiedyecomic

Folks in Addison just love corporate sameness in their food.  Its nice to see them embrace their repetitive nature.  Hopefully the owners of TGI Friday's know this and will make the exact same floor plan so that no one will get jealous of the people who got into "the Good TGI Friday's".

Tom_B
Tom_B

TGI Friday's needs a location to fill the void left when they closed at NorthPark. The two locations before that were OK - at Park Lane and Central, and at Old Town on Greenville Ave. But now there's a big void in this area. 

everlastingphelps
everlastingphelps topcommenter

Well, it is nice to know that if for some reason Sherlocks wasn't douchey enough for me (with the Flying Saucer rapidly meeting it) I'll always have another Fridays to not drink at.

jjdfw78
jjdfw78

They are not keeping the old location open, FYI

Sharon_Moreanus
Sharon_Moreanus topcommenter

A redesigned bar, communal seating and pay by app.

They will have 20 new items that are freshly cooked-no bagged food.

nathan_mclain
nathan_mclain

15 years later and I still have horrible nightmares that I'm back working at Friday's.

Tim.Covington
Tim.Covington

Will they actually have courteous and attentive service? This would be something new for TGI Fridays.

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

Friday's....the home of the douchehat, never seen so many flat billed hats in my life!

ChrisYu
ChrisYu

now we got westbound flair and eastbound flair.

gangstead1
gangstead1

Are they going to keep both locations open?

Sotiredofitall
Sotiredofitall topcommenter

@kergo1spaceship And the grandmother of each and everyone of these douchehats would slap them for wearing a hat indoors at a dinner table

just6332
just6332

@gangstead1 No, they are relocating to the new one. I actually cannot believe the journalist who wrote this was ignorant enough to not check his facts considering the corporate office is right down the street!

J_A_
J_A_

Not gonna lie, love Plano Costco

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