The box office plummets over the holiday weekend, and one restaurant chain is offering all-you-can-eat appetizers.
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Blame it on bad weather, a long holiday weekend or maybe Hollywood just released a batch of bad movies. But the Fourth of July weekend box office fell well short of blockbuster for what is traditionally a big money-making holiday.
Transformers: Age of Extinction earned $36 million. The Melissa McCarthy comedy, Tammy, earned $21 million, and horror flick Deliver Us From Evil earned $9.5 million.
Forget the all-you-can-eat buffet, TGI Fridays is launching the first-ever endless appetizers program. Guests pay $10 for one appetizer, and they can order as much as they like of that one item.
While sharing is discouraged, TGI Fridays said they won’t police tables should someone lean over and grab one of your mozzarella sticks.
Adam Shapiro joined FOX Business Network (FBN) in September 2007 as a New York based reporter.