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Darden tries a new remedy for Cheddar’s

After data revealed an unexpected marketing issue for the chain, management pulled back on advertising and started working on an adjusted plan.

Marketing

10 top-scoring summertime LTOs

Consumers gave high marks to these limited-time offers on chain menus.

The Darden Restaurants holding is still a no-go on small-order delivery, but its catering program is moving within reach of couples.

Get Top 500 data: sales, units and YOY change, average unit volume, and company/franchise units, as well as Technomic’s analysis, growth forecast and more.

The parent of Olive Garden and Capital Grille said its strong third quarter was the result of working a plan that’s long been in place. Here’s a refresher on some of the components.

The Italian chain posted a same-store sales increase of 3.5% for Q2, but Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen continued to underperform for the chains’ parent, Darden Restaurants.

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

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

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