Despite the fact that US waistlines may be expanding, the size of the seating in restaurants is being reduced.
This is due to the fact that real estate prices are rising, forcing restaurants to increase capacity per square foot.
This is affecting the chain restaurants most of all.
O'Charley's and Captain D's, both Nashville-based restaurant companies, are building smaller versions of their restaurants and help franchisees get into new buildings for a little less money.
Burger King, which has 70 percent drive-through sales, is also looking at smaller prototypes.