T.G.I. Friday s, founded by Alan Stillman in New York in 1965, is an American restaurant chain focusing on casual dining. The company asserts that it stands for Thank Goodness It is Friday, and the chain is known for its appearance, with red-striped canopies, brass railings, Tiffany lamps, and frequent use of antiques as decor. Besides, T.G.I. Friday s was one of the first to use promotions such as lady night.