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Olive Garden's owner lays off 11% of support staff

Included were 225 Darden employees who opted for early retirement and former COO Dave George, whose departure was described as an “involuntary separation.”


Noodles is giving workers paid time off to vote

The chain joins several others in encouraging employees to vote in the upcoming presidential election.

The struggling food-and-games chain has recently filed notices of mass layoffs in seven states.

The job losses are occurring at the hotel company’s corporate headquarters.

The Chicago-based multi-concept operator, known for partnering with chefs like Stephanie Izard and Giuseppi Tentori, filed notice that it will begin mass COVID-related layoffs starting September 20.

From bonuses to custom-created sandwiches, restaurant chains around the country are trying to keep their valuable resources in-house during a stressful time.

The moves underscore the polished-casual brand’s progress toward pre-pandemic performance levels.

The fast-casual chain is also guaranteeing bonus payouts to all of its managers, as a thank you for the “incredible grit” they’ve shown during the pandemic.

A grant from DOL will enable the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation to link its career-development programs together.

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s campaign garnered more than $21.5 million in aid.

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