On March 15, 1965 casual dining got a serious kick start. Thats when a fun-loving New Yorker named Alan Stillman purchased a bar located on 1st Avenue and 63rd Street and named it T.G.I. Fridays Thank God Its Fridays. Okay, so his main goal was to meet stewardesses, but what he didnt know at the time was that he was going to create what is now referred to as the casual dining industry.
From that moment on, lunch, dinner and drinks took on a whole new meaning. His restaurant quickly turne...[more]