6 National Restaurant Chains in Deepest Trouble Amid COVID-19 Include Outback Steakhouse, IHOP and Denny’s – USATODAY

Casual dining chains were already facing challenges before COVID-19, hurt by the rise of fast-casual competition and increased food costs. Now, several of the largest restaurant companies in the U.S. are struggling with capacity restrictions on indoor dining and attempting to lure customers with takeout in a bid to avoid financial disaster.