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Brio Tuscan Grille

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Leadership

Former Darden exec named president of Bravo, Brio

Dave Pickens, a former president of Olive Garden, will also serve as COO.

The two casual Italian brands will be the nucleus for a new company run by the former Olive Garden chief, with financial backing from Brazil-based GP Investments.

The two-concept Italian operation says its pending acquisition by a Swiss private-equity group is a better deal.

SCHAUMBERG, IL-Distribution Market Advantage (DMA), a regional broadliner marketing group targeting the multi-unit operator segment, has been awarded two new...

The Italian chain added third-party delivery late last year

Here’s a roundup of the participating award-winning chefs and the dishes they prepared, with links to their restaurant menus.

The founder of Planet Hollywood is now an activist investor in the casual-dining operator, The Bottom Line says.

Good old-fashioned cookies and cake will never go out of style, but these classics must now compete with trendy treats that capture the collective sweet-tooth. According to The Food Channel’s “Top 10 Dessert Trends for 2010” list, bite-size chocolate cake, beer for dessert and new flavor combinations are just some of the latest sweets to come out of the pastry kitchen.

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