Casual-dining bellwethers Brinker International Inc. and Darden Restaurants Inc. last month defended the segment’s relevance among mountains of negative data that included more failing restaurants, a smaller consumer base and questions about whether the largest segment in the restaurant industry really can stage a turnaround. While the entire restaurant industry has suffered during this domestic recession, casual-dining concepts have been hit particularly hard from several ...
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