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The folks in green aprons are changing roles in what the company calls Deployment 2.0, and that's just one of the developments that turned heads in the restaurant industry this week.

A new analysis also shows what differentiates a good user-generated review from a negative one.

The dash for off-premise business is taking a detour around third-party delivery. Meanwhile, Amy Poehler isn't making restaurateurs laugh, R&D kitchens are cooking up some unusual new products, and the drug epidemic is prompting some controversial changes in operations.

Olive Garden asked a cross-functional team—finance, marketing, operations, communications and others—to build on its Never Ending Pasta Bowl promo.

Chains are ramping up R&D to launch on-trend dishes.

The casual-dining chain operator also named Dan Kiernan president of Olive Garden.

But companies at the ICR Conference reveal the industry’s conflicting challenges regarding sales.

Olive Garden’s owner says reform will lower its tax rate by 600 basis points.

Often, the menu items deemed the most craveable aren’t the ones consumers say they’re most likely to purchase.