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Olive Garden

Operations

This week’s restaurant nightmares: New management lessons

Get ready for the spread of fake news about serving dog and some creative lying by opportunists.

Emerging Brands

Darden decides to drop a brand

Remaining restaurants will be converted into Eddie V's restaurants.

Joined Darden back in 1990, as a sales promotion assistant.

Jeff Smith had been a critic of the Italian chain’s signature breadsticks before leading a takeover of Darden Restaurants.

For $780 million in cash, the parent of Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse will add a growth chain with familiar management.

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