Shrinkage: Investors who want to buy shares of steakhouse chains now have dramatically fewer choices. Hot Corner: Did Patina outbid Landry's for smith & Wollensky? We'll know the outcome soon. Hidden Value: Steakhouse chains control plenty of valuable commercial real estate, such as this Del Frisco's location in New York City. Sure, you can still earn a decent buck operating a steakhouse, especially because it's easy to fill the seats no matter how many new competitors ...

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