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T.G.I.F. is an acronym for "Thank God It's Friday!" or "Thank Goodness It's Friday!" and it used in the Western world as an expression of gratitude that the work week is over, Monday through Friday, and that the leisurely weekend is coming, Friday night to Sunday evening. During late 1980s through 1990s and again in the 2000s and 2018s, ABC ran a television programming block for kids under the guise that the words actually meant, "Thank Goodness It's Funny."
Restaurant chain TGI Fridays was first opened in 1965 in New York. Their popular American fare has varied greatly over the years with an emphasis on their innovative alcoholic drinks and party atmosphere, although the image has tried to be more family-friendly over the years in suburban chains. Fridays was one of the first restaurants to promote "ladies night". Their restaurant colors are black, white, and red.
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