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World Bartender Championship 2012:
Behind the Bar
Hiroyuki “Mark” Yamada of Japan took home the title of World’s Greatest Bartender on March 6th in Dallas.
Yamada’s flawless mixology, precision and speed, coupled with his winning personality behind the bar, wowed a panel of industry expert judges and helped him secure the title of World’s Greatest Bartender.
From its beginning as the first singles bar in America, T.G.I. Friday’s® has grown to an international destination where unique drinks and fun times are always served.
More than 10,000 bartenders from the almost 1,000 TGI Fridays around the world competed in 2012, but only one took home the title. Congratulations Hiroyuki “Mark” Yamada, you are the World’s Greatest Bartender. Cheers to you!
The World Bartender Championship finals occurred on March 6, 2013 in Dallas, TX.
Check back next year for information on the 2013 competition.