T.G.I. Fridays Las Vegas
T.G.I. Fridays, one of the first American casual dining chains, offers
a unique dining experience that has become the favorite pastime of
millions worldwide. Opening in 1965, the first T.G.I. Fridays
restaurant was located at First Avenue and 63rd Street in
New York City and featured red and white stripes, a blue exterior and
its name -- T.G.I. Fridays. Inside were wooden floors, Tiffany-style
lamps, bentwood chairs and striped tablecloths. The bar area, with its
brass rails and stained glass, contributed to the classic ambiance. To
obtain the signature T.G.I. Fridays interior dcor, a full-time
antique picker traveled extensively to auctions and flea markets.
Memorabilia had to be authentic and, if possible, unique to the area
where the new restaurant was located. In a Nashville warehouse, this
clutter was restored before being loaded on a truck bound for the
next T.G.I. Fridays restaurant opening.