CHILI'S, TGI'S, OTHERS LOOK TO HEAT UP SALES

ATLANTA -- Banners, billboards, blinking signs and waiters at casual-dining restaurants are spreading the word: Takeout is in.This segment, which includes such chains as Chili's, TGI Friday's and Bennigan's that have built their business on eat-in dining, has seen sales fall over the last year, and that's what's spurring the takeout focus, industry experts told SN."Chili's To Go" billboards have sprung

ATLANTA -- Banners, billboards, blinking signs and waiters at casual-dining restaurants are spreading the word: Takeout is in.

This segment, which includes such chains as Chili's, TGI Friday's and Bennigan's that have built their business on eat-in dining, has seen sales fall over the last year, and that's what's spurring the takeout focus, industry experts told SN.

"Chili's To Go" billboards have sprung up in a number of areas, and in Kennesaw, Ga., right on restaurant row, a

Register to view the full article

test - Advanced Registered User

Already a member? .