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Applebees - Meh. A step below T.G.I. Friday's.
Chilis - Not bad; but not convienient for me.
Ruby Tuesday - See Applebees.
Red Robin - Actually pretty good; I'm especially fond of their fried jalapeno coins. I'll miss them if they fold.
Buffalo Wild Wings - Nice - but limited. A menu based on a single product caters to a limited demographic. At least Red Robin has a varied menu.
Outback - Good food, but overpriced. I'm a lousy judge since I'm not much for steak.
Carrabbas - Overpriced - and there are few areas where Carraba's is the best Italian food available.
Bonefish Grill - WAY overpriced.
The Olive Garden is terrible. Cheaper than Carrabbas, but not nearly as good as many locally-owned Italian restaurants.
I've stopped eating at full-service restaurants but probably for an atypical reason. I would dine out with my lady friend once a week but since she suffered a broken hip, she can, for the time being, only eat at home. I won't eat out alone at a restaurant. Since we do have an aging population, I wonder if "losing a dining partner" might account for some falloff in restaurant business.
I think a solid approach is to find out where former customers are going. These not-fast-food restaurants took a LOT of business away from the mainstays of McDonald's, Burger King, etc. Now if their customer levels are dropping, the obvious first step is to find out where they're going instead.