Expats and Danes living in Copenhagen will no longer have to hop on the Øresund train to Malmö, Sweden whenever they have a craving for a Jack Daniels steak; on Tuesday, the popular restaurant chain TGI Fridays opened up its doors to its first Danish venue, located in downtown Copenhagen.
TGI Fridays opened their first restaurant in 1965 in New York, and has since opened over 900 more across 60 countries.
In Denmark, the franchise will be managed by Nordic Service Partners (NSP), a Swedish company specializing in fast-food chains and restaurants. It manages over 60 Burger King restaurants well as several KFC's in both Sweden and Denmark.
The new TGI Fridays is located on Højbro Plads in the center of Copenhagen, and according to NSP, they have invested 30 million kroner in renovating the venue.
Stefan Eriksson, vice-president for franchise operations at TGI Fridays International, said that he was very pleased with the venue.
“We would like to congratulate NSP on finding such a fantastic venue in central Copenhagen,” Eriksson said in a press release.
“We look forward to working closely with NSP to offer to serve authentic American food and exciting drinks and beverages in an atmosphere that gives you that special ‘Friday feeling',” he added.
TGI Fridays plans to open an additional four restaurants in Denmark over the next five years, but is still on the lookout for suitable locations.