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Olive Garden

Financing

Olive Garden backs off promotions, citing better industry conditions

The Italian chain posted a same-store sales increase of 3.5% for Q2, but Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen continued to underperform for the chains’ parent, Darden Restaurants.

Consumer Trends

What makes a restaurant worthy of a visit?

Consumers are enticed by LTOs and interesting menu items, but that’s not the whole story.

New research finds turnover climbing again, along with restaurants’ hiring plans.

Dave Pickens, a former president of Olive Garden, will also serve as COO.

The casual-dining superpower says it will focus as much on recruiting and keeping employees as it will on drawing customers.

The restaurant chain offered up clues on social media leading to 10 all-you-can eat pasta passes.

For the first time in the four years the deal has been offered, we easily managed to score two passes.

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Dave George is overseeing Cheddar's, and John Martin will be responsible for Seasons 52.

Olive Garden’s owner has thrived by simply focusing on doing a good job at its restaurants, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

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