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.
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.
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.