LOUISVILLE Ky. Tumbleweed Inc., parent of the 37-unit Tumbleweed Southwest Grill chain, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week after unsuccessfully attempting to restructure $18 million in debt from lender GE Capital Franchise Finance Corp. The Louisville-based company employs about 2,200 people and operates 23 corporate restaurants. It franchises an additional 14 locations throughout the Midwest. Last year it had closed numerous locations in the Wisconsin, Illinois and ...

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