TGI Friday’s to open first restaurant in Havering at The Brewery next year

PUBLISHED: 09:00 30 November 2017 | UPDATED: 13:05 30 November 2017

A branch of TGI Friday's will be opening at The Brewery shopping centre. Picture: Chris Ison/PA Archive/PA Images

A branch of TGI Friday's will be opening at The Brewery shopping centre. Picture: Chris Ison/PA Archive/PA Images

Chris Ison/PA Archive/PA Images

You could soon make everyday feel like a Friday, as TGI Friday’s will be making its way to Romford next year.

The popular American restaurant chain will be opening its first branch in the borough at The Brewery shopping centre, in spring 2018, at one of the 6,000sq ft units along the walkway where shops including Homesense, TK Maxx and Metro Bank are based.

The site - which is currently occupied by Thomas Cook, which is relocating - will be transformed into the much-loved restaurant in the up and coming months.

The chain’s plans were revealed in a licensing application, asking to sell alcohol on the premises between 10am and midnight seven days a week, which was submitted to Havering Council on November 7. The consultation period for the licensing application is due to end on Tuesday.

From diets suddenly being called off, to many “salivating” over the thought of its endless appetizers and the delicious Jack Daniels chicken strips, fans of the American restaurant chain have taken to social media to express their excitement at the news.

Many have exclaimed that they “can’t wait” until it opens, Kashifay Ashfaq says she is “super excited”, while Amanda Louise joked; “This is the best news ever hahah”.

In a Recorder online poll, asking readers if they were looking forward to the restaurant making its way to Romford next year, a total of 78pc said they were happy with The Brewery’s latest announcement.

But TGI Friday’s is not the only change being made at the shopping centre, a Next Outlet has recently opened just in time for the festive season and Hobbycraft has undergone a revamp to meet all of your crafting needs.

Centre manager Tom Stobbart said: “The Next Outlet has proved to be extremely popular since opening and Hobbycraft looks exceptional after its refurbishment too.

“We are really looking forward to the arrival of firm favourite TGI Friday’s at The Brewery, it is a wonderful addition the centre and we know that our customers will love it!”

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