Description:Ã‚Â You see them all across the country, in shopping malls and street corners, suburban towns and city centers: zombie restaurants. Many of the undead are part of familiar chains that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this year: FriendlyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s, Chevys, Sbarro, Perkins. The zombie restaurants, barely bringing in enough cash to cover basic expenses, always seem to be one sizzling fajita or glazed chicken skewer away from a merciful end, but somehow keep hanging on Ã¢â‚¬â€ leaving too many restaurants chasing after scarce dining dollars.
Questions for discussion:
- How does the industry adjust to the supply and demand for service?
- Do you think any of the chains can be revived?