Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura F. Dogu
Managua, August 18, 2016
I congratulate TGI Fridays for the reopening of this beautiful restaurant. I know this place, with such cool design and tasty menu options, it will be a great attraction for many Nicaraguans. It is the ideal option to go with work colleagues to lunch, with friends after work, or with family over the weekend. In other words, Fridays is perfect for all occasions.
In the best of North American traditions, Fridays is providing a new face to the casual dining restaurant that combines the quality and reliability that comes with more than 50 years of experience. I am sure that the combination of a U.S. brand like Fridays and the experience of Mrs. Margarita Herdocia and her team, is the successful formula to give customers a good service and delicious food.
In addition to new flavors, and the remodeling of the premises, this type of alliance brings more jobs, training, and technical advice. The American franchises bring a known taste to the thousands of foreigners who live and visit the country.
I’m sure many of my colleagues will be the first to visit this restaurant to see the new look and enjoy the food. The Embassy of the United States will continue to identify opportunities that lead to the development of the food and tourism industry, which brings prosperity and multiple benefits to the Nicaraguan economy.
Fridays is known for bringing people together around good food and a friendly atmosphere. It is one of the most famous brands in the United States and I am happy that Nicaraguans have the opportunity to enjoy it again. I congratulate Fridays for the reopening of this restaurant!
I am very hungry and soon I will be having lunch in the new Fridays!
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