TGI Friday's has been a fixture of the American chain-restaurants scene for over 50 years. Originally designed to be a cocktail-focused singles bar, the chain practically created the concept of casual-dining chains and was all the rage by the 1980s.
Today, however, TGI Friday's fails to live up to expectations, with most of its establishments earning a rather dismal 2 or 2 1/2 stars on Yelp. TripAdvisor reviewers favor other chains on this list, as well.
Most complaints focus on the service (described, at turns, as "pathetic" and "extremely horrible") and subpar food, with many noting that the meat dishes in particular are not cooked properly.
Still, if you defiantly like what TGI Friday's is selling, it's easy to find what you want: There are over 400 locations across 35 states in the U.S. alone.