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Beloved Restaurant Chains That May Sadly Be Closing Soon

The restaurant industry is an insanely tough business, and for some old favorites, it's gotten even tougher. Younger diners are more interested in fast-casual places than the sit-down restaurants of their parents' generation, and more people are just choosing to flex their own culinary muscles and cook at home. That means there's a ton of once-popular chains seeing their numbers sink farther and farther into the red, and many are closing locations by the dozens.

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Beloved Restaurant Chains That May Sadly Be Closing Soon

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    Famous Restaurant Chains That Are Surprisingly Failing Today

    Famous Restaurant Chains That Are Surprisingly Failing Today

    Casual dining, which once was a robust and profitable industry, has been on the decline for some time now. That means that many of those ubiquitous restaurant chains you'd find in every shopping and strip mall are no longer feeding throngs of hungry shoppers like they used to. So which chains have fared the worst in an industry that's exceedingly cutthroat? And what efforts are these chains making to get diners back on their barstools? Here's a list of famous restaurant chains that, surprisingly, are struggling to hold on in a new dining landscape.

    Fast Food Chains That Are Seriously Struggling

    Fast Food Chains That Are Seriously Struggling

    Even in the best economy, the restaurant industry is all about struggle. Margins are so tight even the slightest change in one statistic can make life miserable even for the finest of establishments. Restaurants have been taken down by rising food prices, tumbling foot traffic, or government investigations, and fast food chains in particular can swing from ubiquitous to near-oblivion with shocking speed.

    Sneaky Ways Chain Restaurants Are Scamming You

    Sneaky Ways Chain Restaurants Are Scamming You

    Chain restaurants claim to be family-friendly and a step-up from fast food joints in terms of quality, but places like Red Lobster, Chili's, and even The Cheesecake Factory hold some pretty deep, dark secrets. What appears to be a good deal on a meal may actually be subpar service once you find out how its prepared, or realize the math involved in the meal markup, thinning out your wallet while padding the restaurant's pocket. Business is business in the fast casual world, but that doesn't mean you need to subject yourself to their borderline sketchy ways.

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