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Olive Garden

Leadership

Brad Blum named CEO of Bravo, Brio

The two casual Italian brands will be the nucleus for a new company run by the former Olive Garden chief, with financial backing from Brazil-based GP Investments.

Leadership

Darden CEO Gene Lee named IFMA foodservice operator of the year

The longtime casual-dining veteran was chosen for the Gold Plate Award from among eight leaders named as the best within their respective market segments.

Often, the menu items deemed the most craveable aren’t the ones consumers say they’re most likely to purchase.

Seaweed is the ocean's top vegetable crop.

Frictionless service—when transactions at restaurants, between ordering, paying and receiving a meal, happen with less human interaction to slow down the process.

No sooner had one arresting development arisen than another quickly followed in its wake, making neck braces an acceptable fashion accessory.

Call it the case of the missing crabcakes.

The goal is a flatter, more responsive structure, the company says.

Italian heavyweight Olive Garden increased sales by 3%, helping to drive the menu category's 1.9% sales growth, to $8.5 billion.

"We congratulate the outstanding commitment and dedication these individuals have shown to the WFF and to the foodservice and hospitality industries," said...

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