TGI: Thank God It’s

the CHEAP SHIT! Maybe we’ll make some moola!


TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Twenty-nine bars and restaurants, nearly half of them TGI Fridays, filled premium brand liquor bottles with lower-quality booze and sold it to patrons who thought they were buying the good stuff, authorities said Wednesday.

A yearlong investigation by the state Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, dubbed Operation Swill, found that the establishments had swapped out the good liquor in an effort to fool customers and increase profits.

Thirteen of the restaurants cited are TGI Fridays located in central and northern New Jersey.

TGI Fridays Inc. said in a statement it was working with the franchisee and owner of the TGI Fridays restaurants to investigate the allegations, which it called serious. The statement said the company had just learned of the allegations.

I’d demand a refund!!

But then I wouldn’t be in those dumps anyway. The TGI chain went to shit YEARS ago. Went from our GO-TO, outstanding funky food place in the mid-80’s to a sold-their-souls-to-the-Jack-Daniels-Grill, corporate devils’ unrecognizable/inedible menu. The staff training slipped horribly as well.

Sorry, sorry, sorry excuses of miserable shells of their previous existences.

20 Responses to “TGI: Thank God It’s”

  1. Kathy Kinsley says:

    Same down here – used to be good food, good booze. Now it’s barely edible food. Forget the booze. 🙁

  2. Gunslinger says:

    Yep. Along with Lone Star Steakhouse, Red Lobster and Crappleby’s.

    Hey, anybody else remember “The Ground Round?

  3. kcruella says:

    I could go for a Thursday Burger and some fried mushrooms

  4. Mr. Bingley says:

    Cruella, be at Basil T’s tomorrow night in Red Bank around 830 and I’ll buy you a great burger and lots of beer!

    We’ll make a real Operation Swill!

  5. Mr. Bingley says:

    And we’ll send pics to Sis and really tick her off 🙂

  6. kcruella says:

    If I can unchain myself from the desk, I be there.

  7. tree hugging sister says:

    Tey don’t DO the fried mushrooms any more. OR the broccoli, OR any of the stuff we ADORED.

    And yeah. YOU’RE a GREAT brother. G.R.E.A.T.


  8. major dad says:

    I remember the Ground Round Guns, pretty good. TGIF has gone to complete crap, everything, the food, the drinks and the staff all suck.

  9. Syd B. says:

    Are they only targeting Conservative or Tea Party bars?

  10. Skyler says:

    I once went to an Olive Garden a long time ago and ordered a wine that I knew well. When it came, I told the waiter that it didn’t taste like the wine I chose. He was honest enough to tell me that it was Kendall Jackson and the restaurant didn’t think I would know the difference. I’m no expert on wine, but that is really bad business sense. I haven’t gone back since.

  11. Syd B. says:

    I’m thinking the waiter didn’t last too much longer, either.

  12. chancy girl says:

    These places are amazingly bad. I had the worst meal ever last year in Chicago at a Cheesecake Factory. Yuk!

  13. NJSue says:

    Everything, even the bread, at TGI Friday’s tastes like fryer grease.

    Best chains: Houlihan’s and Outback.

  14. Kathy Kinsley says:

    Crappleby’s – I like that. Though, to my recollection, they haven’t changed a bit (down here at least). They serve bland, boring food, always have, always will. Meh.

  15. Kathy Kinsley says:

    Yeah – Outback still serves up some good food – even if it isn’t exactly Aussie. But I’m still ticked off that they don’t have vegemite anymore. They used to be the only place I could get it. Now I have to settle for marmite (ok, but not quite as good).

  16. major dad says:

    Outback does serve up some consistently good grub and the drinks are not small. I go with the prime rib. Macaroni Grill is pretty good. Awhile ago I really liked California Pizza Kitchen, the one in Irvine Ca was fantastic, premium drinks, premium wines, salads were great and the pizza was outstanding. The one in Georgetown is great too but I think they may have sold out. When you see the product in the freezer section or at the airport I have to wonder.

  17. mojo says:

    Isn’t rubbing alcohol denatured? I’d think it would make a truly horrible drink…

  18. Julie says:

    I like Macaroni Grill but I still can’t figure out how they keep those macaronies from falling through to the coals….

  19. Mr. Bingley says:

    If you want to have some fun just send Tim Blair an Outback menu!

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