Big Apple Beginnings

An unmarried New York City perfume sales man named Alan Stillman opened the First TGI Fridays at First Ave. & 63rd St. in New York City. First year revenue was $1,000,000.

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legend of myrna

Legend says that Myrna coached a losing rowing team through a series of victories. On the day of the championship race, Myrna disappeared and only her saddle shoes were found in the racing boat. Today, most Fridays have a racing boat with a pair of saddle shoes to remind everyone that they must work together to be successful.

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HIGH FLYING FACT

The propeller was mounted above the bar. It is said that the bar was the main focus of Fridays, the engine so to speak.

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