Tumbleweed files for Ch. 11 bankruptcy

LOUISVILLE Ky. Tumbleweed Inc., parent of the 37-unit Tumbleweed Southwest Grill chain, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week after unsuccessfully attempting to restructure $18 million in debt from lender GE Capital Franchise Finance Corp.

The Louisville-based company employs about 2,200 people and operates 23 corporate restaurants. It franchises an additional 14 locations throughout the Midwest. Last year it had closed numerous locations in the

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