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TGIFRIDAYS’ MARKS 25TH YEAR WITH A GRAND 90S’-THEMED BIRTHDAY BASH!

It was all about the funky 90s vibe with fun, great food, good music, and heart-warming memories as TGIFridays celebrated its 25th birthday in the Philippines!   TGIFridays’ management and staff,  loyal guests, friends, members of the

Happy 25th, TGIFridays!

It was all about the funky 90s vibe with fun, great food, good music, and heart-warming memories as TGIFridays celebrated its 25th birthday in the Philippines!

 

TGIFridays’ management and staff,  loyal guests, friends, members of the media and influencers gathered together in a party held on November 26  at the Glorietta Activity Center located in the same mall where it opened its first branch in 1994.

 

Tamagotchis, cassette tapes, rubiks cubes, and other items reminsicent of the decade embellished the venue to showcase the 90s feel. The photo wall, meanwhile, was a mix of everything symbolic of the decade’s pop culture. Guests were requested to come in swinging 90s garb or in red and white stripes, the colors of Fridays.

 

For 25 years, TGIFridays has been part of countless birthday celebrations, with its staff participating with upbeat songs for the birthday celebrants. This time, it was TGIFridays’ turn to throw its own birthday party on one memorable night.

 

The quirky, 90s-themed event photo wall at the anniversary party venue

The quirky, 90s-themed event photo wall at the anniversary party venue

 

Vibrant host Candy Gamos led the pulsating party that commenced with a  25th Anniversary AVP that showcased all ‘Fridays Believers’ – customers, partners, and friends who shared wonderful TGIFridays memories.

 

This was followed by a digital countdown and ceremonial lighting of a marker that symbolized 25 years of TGIFridays, led by The Bistro Group’s William Stelton, Chairman and CEO; Jean Paul Manuud, President and COO; and the company’s Executive Committee.

 

TGIFridays' Executive Committee, together with valued friends and guests, blow out the candles on the birthday cake

TGIFridays’ Executive Committee, together with valued friends and guests, blow out the candles on the birthday cake

 

A party wouldn’t be complete without a birthday cake. So as the whole venue lit up, a special cake was rolled in and candles were blown!  At that instant, the TGIFridays staff and crew sang the special “Fridays birthday song” together with the crowd.

 

Great food and top notch ambiance are not the only come-ons in TGIFridays. The restaurant is also known for its world-class bartenders and their flair-tending skills. As soon as the last confetti dropped, guests were treated to  a special performance featuring  bottle-tossing and drink-flipping bartenders.

 

 

Stars behind the bars. From Left: Manel Paguia (current Asia Pacific Bartending Champion, to represent the Philippines in the World Bartending Championship next year; Rizza Umlas, World Bartending Champion, 2015; and Jholan Penafiel, World Bartending Champion, 2017.

Stars behind the bars. From Left: Manel Paguia (current Asia Pacific Bartending Champion, to represent the Philippines in the World Bartending Championship next year; Rizza Umlas, World Bartending Champion, 2015; and Jholan Penafiel, World Bartending Champion, 2017.

 

The revelry was far from over and rose to fever-pitch as a dynamic performance of party band Verse Two concluded the rockin’ milestone!

 

“Our team is happy to spend TGIFridays’ 25th year with our guests tonight who have been and will always be part of our journey. We look back with pride at the last 25 years and we look forward with  much optimism about what TGIFridays will have in store for you,”  said Manuud.

 

The TGIFriday's team, having a blast and dancing along to YMCA

The TGIFridays’ team, having a blast and dancing along to Verse Two’s rendition of YMCA

 

VP for Operations, Rechele Tiongson, meanwhile, added that they have another exciting promotion coming up on December 11.  This will be offered simultaneously across all Fridays stores nationwide.  Every table at 1pm and 7pm gets the popular Chili Ballpark Nachos for free and every person gets a complimentary beverage.

 

Check out: TGI Fridays Philippines (Facebook), @tgifridaysph (IG), www.fridays.com.ph (website)