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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.

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O’Charley’s owner is splitting up

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.

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.

Arc Group will acquire the struggling breastaurant chain in a complex deal.

Longtime CEO Ken Pendery will become executive chairman of the fast-growing breakfast chain.

The 58-unit casual Italian chain becomes a sister concept of Planet Hollywood, Buca di Beppo and Earl of Sandwich.

The problem isn't oversupply. It's under-demand.

Continued traffic challenges and industry changes suggest a need to keep reducing supply, 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.