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Olive Garden

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At LongHorn, smaller menu yields more sales

A “back to basics” approach helps most of Darden’s casual-dining concepts generate sales.

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Why some companies go slow on delivery

Citing the services’ high costs, Olive Garden owner Darden and Newk’s Eatery are cautious on the industry trend.

These marketing mishaps and wins left a mark on operators and consumers.

The appeal of limited-time offers—an opportunity to get new customers in the door and increase visits from regulars, as well as the accompanying bump in checks and sales—is clear.

Au Bon Pain is the latest brand to unveil an endless pass of sorts.

A look at the reports for public companies reveals some definite directional arrows for the industry as a whole.

One brand stood out among the eateries preferred by teens, who continue to spend more at restaurants than they do at clothing stores.

Even the great Carnac couldn't have foreseen the role marijuana is about to play in restaurant sales, and that's just one of the who'd-have-believed-it developments.

Facebook’s 360 photos and videos allow brands to give users a more interactive and immersive social media experience.

We know because we tried to buy one, and timed the experience.