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    Quote Originally Posted by Don PISTOLAS View Post
    That sounds great. May 24th or June 7th works for me. Let me know how those dates work for everyone else.
    You might want to start a new thread “Get together/meet in Santiago”, or something similar, so more people are aware

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    not fond of murican chains but for some reason i was itching to try TGIF for a while now. i think i'm gonna insist on taking lunch there next time we go to santiago. i know they run specials throughout the week so we should get a good deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobraboy View Post
    I agree: TGIF Friday's is one of Santiago's top restaurants. Spendy but very nice, with excellent food.
    One of Santiago's top restaurants???? NO WAY!! This city has some really great restaurants like Noah, KGB, La Locanda, Tablon, Saga, etc, etc, etc,
    To me TGIF is glorified fast food. I ate there recently on one of the holidays because so many places were closed and the chicken breast was this thinish wafer of overcooked poor quality chicken.
    Service was very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    not fond of murican chains but for some reason i was itching to try TGIF for a while now. i think i'm gonna insist on taking lunch there next time we go to santiago. i know they run specials throughout the week so we should get a good deal.
    I agree with you and think you will be disappointed. Many better options. (I will admit if you have small kids (mine are grown) it is kid friendly).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don PISTOLAS View Post
    That sounds great. May 24th or June 7th works for me. Let me know how those dates work for everyone else.
    I usually don't plan more than a few minutes in advance but I "think" I'll be in country on the 24th, probably not the 7th. I'll hit up the other guys and see if we can set it up.

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    If the franchise program is anything like the US counterpart- you bet they run a tight ship !

    I first encountered TGIF in FLA - late 70's - my then girlfriend was a star waitress in FLL.

    TGIF waitresses need to study the menu - ingredients , etc and take a test before being hired.
    Only those w/ the highest marks get the job.

    I inquired about a franchise....
    they were sold in bundles of 5..... $5M.... in the late 70's
    Pricey !!!??? You bet !

    But extremely well run

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    TGIFriday's has become a sort of must stop after a Pricesmart run.

    That stop used to be Chef Pepper, but the quality of food and in particular the service faltered badly about two years ago....and thus the switch to TGIF's. Interesting to note, our server who we recognized was formerly at Chef Pepper and indicated Chef Pepper changed hands.

    Ditto Noah. Last two stops, service was not just bad.........but atrocious.

    Lots of other good choices in Santiago, but they all tend to be hit or miss.

    TGIF's has great service and decent food choices and is reasonably priced.......it is not fine dining.........but it is more than adequate.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Garyexpat View Post
    One of Santiago's top restaurants???? NO WAY!! This city has some really great restaurants like Noah, KGB, La Locanda, Tablon, Saga, etc, etc, etc,
    To me TGIF is glorified fast food. I ate there recently on one of the holidays because so many places were closed and the chicken breast was this thinish wafer of overcooked poor quality chicken.
    Service was very good.
    La Locanda has possibly the best FILET I have ever tasted .. Awesome Pasta as well... glad to hear it is still doing well.. that place impressed me a lot .

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    I am still trying to get the "hang" on everything...but will definitely enjoy a "Meet & Greet"

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    Is La Locanda by the Monument???

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