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LongHorn Steakhouse

Workforce

Olive Garden's owner lays off 11% of support staff

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

Leadership

Olive Garden’s parent reinstates execs’ pre-COVID salaries

Gene Lee went from zero dollars, the pay level he set for himself to help Darden Restaurants and its employees, to $1 million a year.

The pandemic has slowed R&D, but chains are luring consumers with meal deals.

LongHorn Steakhouse

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

Diners crave both healthier fare and comfort foods in winter.

The casual steak chain outperformed all of its sister operations, largely because of how it handled personnel, its parent company said. Olive Garden's comps rose 1.5%.

These LTOs got top scores for purchase intent in Technomic’s latest survey.

These limited-time offers are differentiating the menu at restaurant chains.

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

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