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Olive Garden

Financing

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

5 restaurant publicity stunts aimed at holding late-summer traffic

Are they likely to succeed in snagging attention and sales? Decide for yourself.

Winners will have the opportunity to buy a special version for an additional $400.

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

The third-party service also becomes the exclusive delivery partner of Maggiano’s.

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.

Chip Wade, a longtime ops specialist for Darden Restaurants, will take the job next month.

The line includes classic Italian dishes reformulated in a larger size, at prices as low as $12.99.

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.

Consumers favored familiar dishes with a twist in December. These seven stood out in Technomic’s monthly survey.

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