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Olive Garden's parent company raises pay as sales rebound

Darden Restaurants says it will reward hourly employees with $17 million in bonuses while raising its pay scale to $12 an hour.

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Operators are counting on holiday gift cards to boost revenue but sales are down.

The emotional connection and controls on execution just aren’t there, according to its CEO.

Included were 225 Darden employees who opted for early retirement and former COO Dave George, whose departure was described as an “involuntary separation.”

Restaurants that kept dining rooms open in June saw year-over-year improvement.

The former chief of Olive Garden, LongHorn and Capital Grille has been instrumental in the casual-dining giant's success.

The Darden Restaurants chain is now generating takeout and delivery sales at an annualized rate of $2.8 million per store.

Parent company Darden Restaurants' fine-dining group saw steeper declines as dine-in sales plunged.

Like other activities, holiday meals are pivoting to accommodate social distancing and lockdown guidelines.

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