When T.G.I. Friday’s opened its doors in 1965, it was the first concept to bring singles together in what founder Alan Stillman called a “public cocktail party.” Then, more than 25 years ago, it was one of the first chains to step across the Atlantic Ocean into the international arena.
 Today, as the 900-unit chain approaches its 50th birthday in 2015, Friday’s is working to recapture some of that early momentum by shrugging off the malaise of middle age and ...

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