Olive Garden

Italian heavyweight Olive Garden increased sales by 3%, helping to drive the menu category's 1.9% sales growth, to $8.5 billion. The segment's total unit count decreased slightly, .4%. Smaller chains...

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For $780 million in cash, the parent of Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse will add a growth chain with familiar management.
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Offering 10 times as many unlimited-visit passes as last time did not delay a sellout.
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The Italian chain is greatly increasing the number of passes it will offer.
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Will the looming pumpkin shortage pose a problem for the many chains that bank on autumn LTOs?
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Operators are finding ways to use Pokemon Go as a promotional tool, such as offering discounts to players and paying to be part of the game.

More than half of the restaurant industry’s $491 billion in sales come from the Top 500 chains. And these giants grew at a modestly stronger rate, both in terms of sales and store counts, than the...

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Restaurant Opportunities Centers United said it plans to hold protests at branches of the chain in six major cities.
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The year’s best chefs and restaurants, a designation that usually translates into found business, will be chosen from this list of standouts. The roster includes a number of places outside the usual fine-dining destinations.

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