Smoking Sections: Putting Customers’ Choices Over Health


In a move that has left health advocates fuming, the popular restaurant chain TGI Fridays has announced that it will be bringing back smoking sections in all of its locations nationwide.

According to a spokesperson for the company, the decision was made in response to customer feedback.

“We’ve been hearing from a lot of our customers that they miss the good old days when they could enjoy a cigarette with their meal,” the spokesperson said. “We understand that smoking is a personal choice, and we want to provide our customers with the freedom to make that choice while dining with us.”

The announcement has sparked outrage among health advocates, who argue that smoking is a leading cause of preventable death and disease.

“It’s outrageous that TGI Fridays would even consider bringing back smoking sections in its restaurants,” said Dr. Jane Smith, a leading expert on public health. “Smoking kills millions of people every year, and the last thing we need is for a popular restaurant chain to be promoting this deadly habit.”

Despite the backlash, TGI Fridays is standing by its decision, saying that it is simply responding to the needs and desires of its customers.

“We believe that our customers have the right to make their own choices when it comes to smoking,” the spokesperson said. “We are simply providing them with the option to do so while enjoying a delicious meal at one of our restaurants.”

The move has also been met with some support from smokers, who say that they appreciate TGI Fridays’ commitment to providing a welcoming environment for all customers.

“I’m thrilled that TGI Fridays is bringing back smoking sections,” said John Doe, a smoker and regular customer at the restaurant. “It’s nice to be able to enjoy a cigarette while I’m waiting for my food. Plus, it’s my right as an American to smoke if I want to!”

While TGI Fridays’ decision to bring back smoking sections may be controversial, it’s clear that the company is committed to giving its customers what they want, even if it means going against public health recommendations. Only time will tell whether other restaurants will follow suit and allow smoking in their establishments once again.

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