Gloucester TGI Fridays prepares for launch

Gloucester diners will be eagerly awaiting the official launch of the city's new TGI Fridays venue.

The restaurant is set to open on Friday (August 1st), with workers in hospitality jobs at the location going through trial runs in the days leading up to the event. Some 80 members of staff have been working around the clock to make sure TGI Fridays is ready for opening this week.

The TGI Fridays is located in the popular Gloucester Quays development, which is already home to a number of other top names such as Nando's, Pizza Express and Zizzi.

General manager Chris Ponsford stated that he is looking forward to bringing the TGI Fridays name to Gloucester for the first time. TGI Fridays runs dozens of restaurants around the UK, including in Leeds, Bath, Liverpool and Manchester, as well as half a dozen branches in London.

Speaking to the Gloucester Citizen, Mr Ponsford said: "Gloucester seems to be on the rise and we are all very excited about opening the new restaurant here. Where we are, slap bang in the centre we will be the first thing many people will see when they arrive in the docks and that is amazing."

A mock service is set to be run at the Gloucester Quays restaurant on Wednesday and Thursday this week before the eatery throws open its doors to the public at 11:00 BST on Friday morning. Diners will be able to enjoy meals such as the Friday's Jack Daniel's Burger, The Monster Burger and the Chicken Finger BLT.

TGI Fridays is also famous for its classic cocktails such as Woo Woos, Long Island Iced Teas, Martinis and Singapore Slings, as well as tempting Friday's Signature cocktails including Canada Goose, Passionate Rose, Cherry Stag and Maverick Aviator.

Gloucester Quays is located towards the south of the city centre and is an up-and-coming part of Gloucester, with the area also home to restaurants such as Angel Chef and Pizza Hut. Gloucester Quays itself boasts a number of famous cafes and restaurants including a branch of Caffe Nero and its competitor coffee chain Costa.

Berkeley Scott is a specialist recruitment agency to help source hospitality recruitment jobs.