TGI Friday’s abruptly closes Colorado restaurants and more across US.

By Jim Lawson on January 4, 2024
TGI Fridays abruptly closes Colorado restaurants and more across US.
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Denver, CO – As originally reported by our partners at 9News, several TGI Friday’s locations abruptly closed across the U.S. on Tuesday, including two on the Front Range, leaving Colorado with no locations of the restaurant.

TGI Friday’s confirmed Wednesday that it was closing 36 “underperforming locations” as “part of the brand’s ongoing growth strategy.” The company also announced it was selling eight previously corporate-owned restaurants in the northeast to its former CEO Ray Blanchette.

Two Front Range locations that show “permanently closed” on Google and no longer appear on the company’s website are:

  • 8104 Northfield Blvd., Denver
  • 125 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont

As of Wednesday, the TGI Fridays website showed no locations in Colorado at all. 

TGI Friday’s locations also closed in Massachusetts, New Jersey, Texas, New York, Florida, Virginia, Maryland and Connecticut. The restaurant chain has not released a full list of the 36 locations that closed.

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