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Olive Garden tries new off-premise moves

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

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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.

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

The new customer lures range from free delivery to guaranteed group reservations.

Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, consumers reveal their top restaurant chains for the Mexican favorite.

Operators are turning to both obvious and catchy names for new menu sections that tap into the snacking trend.

Consumers reveal the five limited-time offers they are most likely to purchase and the five they find most craveable.

Chains are ramping up R&D to launch on-trend dishes.