Willis Hendren, Vice President of Operations, stated, “We closed for financial reasons. The lease was up soon so we decided to go ahead and close it. ”
Mr. Hendren was sincere and was clearly saddened. He added, “It’s a tough part of business. There was lots of severance paid out; that’s the only positive.” The severance pay was tenure-based and substantial for the industry.
Today TGI Friday’s reads closed on google.com/maps. Administrators for TGI Friday’s website have already deleted the location from its database as well. There are five remaining restaurants operating in Kentucky to date.
I wanted to personally thank Willis for being so kind. I am so sorry about the closing.