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Carrabba's Italian Grill

Leadership

Pressure builds for a shakeup of Outback Steakhouse’s parent

An activist investor wants a selloff of Carrabba’s, Bonefish and Fleming’s.

Operations

Monkey banishment at Carrabba’s tops recent restaurant nightmares

Here’s why it was a bad month for tree swingers, politically aware operators and places with gas problems.

A more local approach to marketing is taking hold at Bloomin’ Brands, while discounting takes a back seat.

Several of the month's top limited-time offers draw attention to cooking technique

Early Q1 earnings reports show some big-name players reaping the benefits of programs that began long ago.

The casual chain is looking at kitchen-only formats after shrinking the size and tweaking the back of house of its conventional stores.

All members will get something free when they visit a store.

Bloomin' Brands agreed to add an industry veteran to its board under an agreement with Jana Partners, one of two shareholders that have been sympathetic to spinning off secondary brands.

The latest flurry of earnings reports show clear sales and traffic improvement for a number of the sector's big brands.