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Consumer Trends

Can menu uniqueness boost visits in casual dining?

Consumers give high marks to six chains that differentiate the menu and experience.

Leadership

Darden changes leadership of Cheddar’s, Seasons 52

Dave George is overseeing Cheddar's, and John Martin will be responsible for Seasons 52.

The company says it needs to “critically evaluate” all of its locations amid a widening loss.

New research shows that restaurant customers may eat elsewhere because of employees’ dirty fingernails or uniforms.

She will join the company’s board and will work to help with its business and marketing.

The company bought the chicken wing chain for $12.5 million.

The company has hired advisors and has some interested buyers.

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

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

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.