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Casual-dining deals faltering in tough economy

TAMPA Fla. Outback Steakhouse parent OSI Restaurant Partners' move to sell its six-unit Lee Roy Selmon's chain became the latest victim of the tightened credit markets, as the deal fell through because the buyers could not obtain financing.

According to a June filing with federal regulators, OSI revealed that the purchase agreement, announced last October and expected to close last December, had expired.

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