Trib: ‘Brestaurants’ growing, despite Evanston

The Chicago Tribune reports this morning that the Tilted Kilt restaurant chain is growing fast in the Chicago area, despite the denial of a liquor license by Evanston's mayor this week.

The paper quotes the chain's founder as saying Evanston marks the first time the chain has been rejected in a community and says it will soon have 10 Chicago area locations.

Sales have been flat for Hooters, the original model for the "brestaurant" concept, but analysts say that overall it's a very fast growing segment of the restaurant industry, generating $1.4 billion in sales, with several new players snapping up locations from down-sizing casual dining chains.

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