Casual Dining Chains Show Improvement, but Rating Agencies Remain Wary

Chili's, IHOP, Denny's, Outback Steakhouse and more reveal their latest quarterly results

California Pizza Kitchen is one of several chains that have filed for bankruptcy during the pandemic. Getty Images
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Of the business sectors most impacted by the pandemic, casual dining remains one of the hardest hit. And recent quarterly earnings indicate it’s still a long road back to normal.

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@RichCollings Richard Collings is a retail reporter at Adweek.