Traditional casual dining is at a pivotal point in its history, with three venerable brands up for sale and a consumer base that has yet to feel the benefits of the crawling economic recovery. In the past three months, Red Lobster, Ruby Tuesday and TGI Friday’s have all been put into play, promising that the segment’s landscape is set to morph. Nation’s Restaurant News asked three long-time industry observers to weigh in on the burgeoning sell-offs, including each ...

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