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After a 5.3% rise in Olive Garden comps, Darden Restaurants plans to escalate the talent war

The casual-dining superpower says it will focus as much on recruiting and keeping employees as it will on drawing customers.

Marketing

Olive Garden mounts digital scavenger hunt

The restaurant chain offered up clues on social media leading to 10 all-you-can eat pasta passes.

For the first time in the four years the deal has been offered, we easily managed to score two passes.

Trout? Harper? Judge? Step aside, MLB. Here are the real standouts to watch this summer, as determined by some critical fans.

Dave George is overseeing Cheddar's, and John Martin will be responsible for Seasons 52.

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

The two casual Italian brands will be the nucleus for a new company run by the former Olive Garden chief, with financial backing from Brazil-based GP Investments.

The longtime casual-dining veteran was chosen for the Gold Plate Award from among eight leaders named as the best within their respective market segments.

Situations at Applebee's, Dunkin' and Darden will be true tests of some promising leaders' mettle.