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Casual dining is in the throes of a midlife crisis. A quarter-century ago, consumers feasted on fried appetizers, unlimited breadsticks and big desserts at Applebee's, Olive Garden and Chili's. Today, many Americans are trading those restaurants in...
Taking Names the Blog - Orlando SentinelOver two days, we revealed this year's list of “The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida” — as chosen by a panel of leaders from the business, nonprofit and political communities. Below is the full list of 25 - with nutshell...
They control some of the largest work forces in town. They can affect your health care, your daily commute, even your kids' education. Some of them have direct lines to the White House. They are Central Florida's power players. And you deserve to...
The same day that Olive Garden parent Darden Restaurants Inc. said it will not bump down existing full-time workers to part-time status to skirt healthcare costs, a petition calling on the company’s chief executive to clarify his position is gaining...
Darden Restaurants Inc.’s second quarter was far from appetizing, as the owner of Olive Garden and Red Lobster watched its net income plunge 37%. The Orlando, Fla., restaurant company saw the sour numbers coming. Earlier in December, citing a...
Darden Restaurants Inc.’s efforts to spruce up Olive Garden’s lagging sales, including national promotions and cost cuts, were “less effective than anticipated,” the company said while announcing its fiscal fourth-quarter...
Maybe it's Marilyn Hagerty working her magic: Olive Garden is reversing out of a long slump with more visitors and better sales. A few weeks after the elderly North Dakota reviewer’s piece on a new Olive Garden restaurant in Grand Forks went...
Are Olive Garden and Red Lobster the new symbols of liberal causes? That's the outrageous claim that some are making after Darden announced more healthful options at those restaurants and its other chains. Darden Restaurants CEO Clarence Otis smiled for...
Money & Companylow sales at Olive Garden push Darden's earnings down 28%...
Tribune staff reporterAs consumers increasingly ask for healthier fare, the company that operates Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants said Thursday that it will cut salt and calories across its menus by 10 percent over the next five years and 20 percent over the next...
Rounding out our coverage of this year's proxy pageant, today we'll take a look at which local executives fattened their wallets the most last year — and who took the biggest cuts — in a list that ranks local CEOs by the size of their...
There's a new No. 1 this year. But before we get to him, let's first reveal the others who topped this year's list of "The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida." The top 10 includes three business executives, two mayors, two members of Congress, one...
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