T.G.I. Friday's video more enjoyable than eating at T.G.I. Friday's

Posted on Fri Dec 11 2009

Those of you who've been waiting for a sequel to the 1988 Tom Cruise movie Cocktail can get a taste of how that might pan out with this video of some of T.G.I. Friday's top booze slingers. Watch as they fling napkins that land on the bar at 90-degree angles and cut limes with a fan that land safely in their glasses. The five-cherry flip, in which Maraschinos are catapulted into five martini glasses is also impressive, as is the guy who's made up to look like Mr. T. Is it real? Of course not. But it's a lot more fun than watching Guy Fieri in those T.G.I. Friday's commercials.

—Posted by Todd Wasserman

T.G.I. Friday's calls in the S.W.A.T. team to create its new dish

Posted on Mon Jan 5 2009

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To balance out his stressful career, Rick Massa apparently learned a thing or two about comfort food. The retired S.W.A.T. team officer from the Los Angeles Police Department won T.G.I. Friday's "Ultimate Recipe Showdown" with his mack-daddy Gourmet Mac n' Five Cheese concoction (shown here, apparently with some chicken thrown in). Beginning today, patrons can stuff their arteries full of the dish at all 600 Friday's locations in the U.S. The recipe sat supreme after a six-week series on the Food Network. For his troubles, Massa gets $25,000 and, according to the press release, "national acclaim." The dish "screams flavor and says Friday's all the way through," says Scott Randolph, director of culinary R&D at the chain. For those interested in making Massa's dish at home, the secret ingredient appears to be the toasted breadcrumbs on top. Take that, director of culinary R&D.

—Posted by Kenneth Hein



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