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Restaurant Rewind: Carl Icahn's battle with McDonald's brings to mind these all-time classic bouts between investors and restaurant companies.

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Olive Garden owner’s record sales overshadowed by omicron

A historic December gave way to a difficult January for Darden Restaurants, but it had bounced back again by February.

On his final earnings call as chief executive, Lee provided some parting wisdom about the state of restaurants in an unusual moment for the economy.

The industry lifer has spent virtually his entire career with the company, rising from a 16-year-old Red Lobster employee to the top post.

Executives said the popular promotion had negative impacts—and it did just fine without it this year.

The longtime restaurant leader intends to retire in May. Here's how his thinking has influenced a casual-dining giant—if not the industry itself, according to RB's Reality Check.

Olive Garden’s parent has hit on a more streamlined business model that it intends to take beyond the COVID era.

Darden Restaurants, the segment's biggest player, doesn’t have the answer, but CEO Gene Lee admits his first assessment was off-target.

Olive Garden’s sales increased relative to 2019, while the casual dining operator’s fine dining concepts see improvements.

The chains generated record restaurant-level margins last quarter as improved same-store sales coupled with better operations led to stronger profits.

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