The entire sector of publicly held, mid-priced U.S. restaurant chains seems to be struggling to find its way back to growth. The brands face stagnant or slumping sales and shifts in consumers’ dining habits.
include not only Chili’s, a division of Brinker International Inc., but
also DineEquity Inc., which owns Applebee’s and IHOP, BJ’s Restaurants
Inc. and Ruby Tuesday Inc. Cheesecake Factory Inc., a more upscale
member of the casual-dining group, also has seen its sales growth stall
for the first time in eight years.. . . more