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casual dining

Financing

Darden’s Gene Lee shows casual dining how it’s done

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

Emerging Brands

Cheesecake Factory’s fast-casual concept has a name: Social Monk

Social Monk Asian Kitchen will be the chain’s second try at an Asian concept and will debut this fall.

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.

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

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

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

Continued traffic challenges and industry changes suggest a need to keep reducing supply, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

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

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