TGI Fridays opens in the centre of Copenhagen

American chain opens first Danish location

The American chain restaurant TGI Fridays has opened its first Danish location at Højbroplads in downtown Copenhagen. The company said that it has plans to open five more locations in the next five years.

Fridays opened their first restaurant in New York in 1965. They now have 900 restaurants in 60 countries. The familiar red and white graphics and slogan “In here, it’s always Friday” are familiar worldwide.

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The chain’s menu focuses on burgers and ribs. Until now, the closest TGI Fridays was in Malmø.

“It feels satisfying that we can finally open one of the first Fridays restaurants at one of the most attractive locations in Copenhagen,” Morgan Jallinder, head of Nordic Service Partners Holding AB (NSP) told BT. “It takes a while to get a premises open.”

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NSP was founded in 2004. Today, it is one of Sweden’s largest restaurant companies, specialising in fast food restaurants and chains. NSP operates more than 60 Burger King restaurants in Sweden and Denmark. They also operate KFC in Sweden.

The new TGI Fridays at Højbroplads has been fully renovated at a cost of 30 million Swedish kroner.