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Darden’s Gene Lee shows casual dining how it’s done

Olive Garden’s owner has thrived by simply focusing on doing a good job at its restaurants, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

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Cheddar’s is next on Darden’s fix-it list

The casual-dining giant's seven other casual brands generated strong Q4 results. Now the focus is on repairing the newest addition to the fold.

The chain has too many stores and has raised prices too aggressively, and bad PR hasn’t helped, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

In the second episode of Restaurant Business' "A Deeper Dive" podcast, Technomic Managing Principal Joe Pawlak talks about the companies that are doing well, and those that aren't, among the Top 500 restaurant chains.

In a bid for simplicity, Ninety Nine Restaurants, O’Charley’s are splitting from Village Inn and Bakers Square, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

In a bid for simplicity, Ninety Nine Restaurants, O’Charley’s are splitting from Village Inn and Bakers Square, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The Memphis-based company bought locations in Alabama and Florida.

With sales improving a year after bankruptcy, the company is looking to add another concept.

An analyst suggests the company could buy upscale chain North Italia from Fox Restaurant Group, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Polar Star Capital Partners, a newly formed investment firm, has acquired 126-unit Meridian Restaurants Unlimited.

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