(DALLAS) -- Carlson Restaurants has announced that it plans to double the number of T.G.I. Friday's restaurants globablly
The restaurant's parent company has outlined a strategic plan called Ambition 2015, aimed at solidiying Carlson as the "restaurant, employer and investment of choice by 2015."
Carlson Restaurants President and Chief Executive Officer Nick Sheppard says the company has a number of measures planned to help it reach its desired goal of doubling its international presence over the next five years with its trademark brand.
"With the strength of our Friday's brand, our management team and our franchise partners, we are uniquely positioned to dramatically increase the footprint of our business," Shepherd said.
According to a repot by Knapp Track, T.G.I. Friday's outpaced the rest of the casual dining market in the U.S. by 1.6 percent in 2010.
T.G.I. Friday's has 350 international locations in 60 countries other than the United States.
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