JUPITER Fla. R.J. Gator’s Florida Sea Grill and Bar’s decision to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection late last month stemmed from heightened competition in the South Florida dining market, a handful of underperforming stores and high interest on debt, court papers said. The 23-unit casual dinnerhouse chain, which was founded by Tim Timoteo in 1986, reported in its bankruptcy filing that debt totaled about $4 million, $1.3 million of which was owed to Houston-based supplier ...

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