Are Casual Dining Chain Restaurants Making a Comeback?
In this week’s restaurant podcast we discuss the apparent comeback of the chain restaurant. When was the last time you ate at a chain like Chili’s, Olive Garden or TGI Friday’s? The popularity of casual restaurant chains is not what it used to be. They were already on the decline before the dip of 2020. Many locations rebranded in an effort to capture diners 18 - 35. If you have not been to a fast casual restaurant lately then you would assume they were all but dead. Are they?
Credit: Amy McCarthy Casual Dining Chains Are Back, Baby