NEW YORK  U.S. chain restaurants are four times more likely to fail in 2009 than they were a year ago, and up to 40 percent of chains could face cash flow problems within the next year, according to a study released Tuesday by business consultant AlixPartners. The study, which focused on 110 restaurant chains across four categories, including fine dining, casual dining, fast casual and quick service, found that fine dining and casual restaurants are the most likely segments ...

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