Menu offers cheap eats at Friday's

T.G.I. Friday's has a $5 menu for salads and sandwiches through May. The deal lasts all day, seven days a week for all salads and sandwiches.


The portions are full size, according to the store manager.

The restaurant is introducing nine new menu items and so wanted to offer a storewide discount to customers.

In addition, T.G.I. Friday's is starting an Endless Lunch menu for $6.99 -- all you can eat soup, salad, breadsticks and drink.

Add $2 after 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

The restaurant has a Right Portion, Right Price menu with 11 entrees from $6.99 to $9.99; the menu is available for lunch and dinner.

T.G.I. Friday's is at 2800 Washington Road in Augusta.

COUPON OF THE WEEK: Today's edition of The Augusta Chronicle has $208.09 in coupon savings. In the Red Plum book, you'll find a coupon to save $5 at O'Charley's with a minimum food purchase of $20. It is limited to one per party per visit.

O'Charley's has a coupon to save $2 with a $10 minimum lunch purchase. The coupons expire June 14.


Here are some highlights from The Pinch last week:

DISCOUNT FOR VOTING: Richmond County voters can receive a 20 percent discount at Casa Blanca through June 16.

Residents who vote early on the special purpose local option sales tax will receive the savings. The owner is giving a discount each day for customers wearing an "I'm a Georgia Voter" sticker.

Casa Blanca is at 936 Broad St. in Augusta. The deal applies to lunch and evening tapas. Lunch is served Tuesday through Saturday. Tapas are served Wednesday through Saturday.

EARTH FARE DISCOUNTS: Earth Fare supermarket is giving 10 percent discounts for people with military or student IDs and gym memberships through June 30.

Shoppers at Earth Fare can give to charity with their purchases. Through its "Choose or Reuse" program, the store is trying to cut down on paper and plastic bags.

If customers bring in paper, plastic or even cloth bags, Earth Fare will donate 5 cents per reused bag to a local charity.

If customers use a new bag, they can volunteer to donate 5 cents to one of the following energy organizations: Georgia Power Green Energy or Nature Conservancy of Georgia.

Earth Fare is at 368 Furys Ferry Road.

LUNCH SPECIALS: Senor Taco Express at 1531 Walton Way has a 50 percent off lunch special from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. each day.

If customers buy any of the lunch combos 1 through 8, they will receive the discount.

The restaurant also has happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. daily. Budweiser and Bud Light bottles are $1.99.

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