CARROLLTON, Texas, T.G.I. Friday’s®, the casual dining leader, today announced Anita Phillips as the president and chief operating officer of T.G.I. Friday’s USA company-owned restaurants.
Shehas been serving in this role on an interim basis since November 2010 and will report to Nick Shepherd, president and chief executive officer of Carlson Restaurants, parent company of T.G.I. Friday’s, and serve on the executive team.Phillips will be fully responsible for leading and executing strategyacross the 300 company-owned Friday’s restaurants throughout the US, ensuring guests enjoy the legendary “In Here, It’s Always Friday” experience.