Old restaurant brands get reborn in Orlando

What’s old is becoming new again in Central Florida, as several restaurant chains that left town years ago have begun returning.

Bennigan’s, Schlotzsky’s, Del Taco and Bruegger’s have all decided to give the area a second chance.

There are several reasons for the resurgence, experts say. More folks are eating out again as the economy slowly recovers. The still-soft real-estate market means owners can get deals on buildings.

And throngs of theme-park tourists who want a little familiarity make Orlando a perfect spot to reintroduce an old favorite.

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