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Financing

Olive Garden parent reels off positive comps, a host of surprises

Six of Darden Restaurants' seven multiunit brands posted positive comps for Q3. The how's and why's provided some surprises.

Leadership

J. Alexander’s names Jason Parks CIO

Longtime company executive promoted to the c-suite.

Guilt was ladled out like soup this week in the restaurant business, with much of the shame megaphoned by outsiders looking in.

All members will get something free when they visit a store.

The 27-unit chain is one of the first operations to try a new federally sanctioned program for developing restaurant management.

The chain is offering a $10 discount to encourage use of the updated components.

His Back Bay Restaurant Group was an early example of the MCOs that are now found throughout the nation.

The owner of Bravo Cucina Italiana and Brio Tuscan Grille will be acquired in an all-cash deal.

Franchisees' same-store sales increased 1.1% as the company refranchised more units and added delivery.

Barington Capital is pushing Bloomin' Brands to spin off Carrabba's, Fleming's and Bonefish Grill.