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Government Watch: The state's wage-setting Fast Food Council is slated to meet again, and efforts to boost the pay floor for fast-food workers is likely to be a key focus.

The Bottom Line: The retail giant is adding regional restaurant chains to its stores, giving them some key exposure. But there are some real drawbacks to pay attention to.

It will be the second acquisition for Darden in as many years and brings Mexican cuisine to its portfolio for the first time.

The chain's ongoing menu revamp continued this week with several new items, including Avocado Toast. And fan pressure has brought both Sesame and Blueberry bagels back.