At the beginning of 2021, you could count Darden CEO Gene Lee among the industry leaders skeptical of the long-term viability of the off-premises consumer.
Closure tallies continue to vary for restaurants at this chapter of the COVID-19 recovery.
From a sales standpoint, Olive Garden’s isn't pacing with its casual-dining competitors.
The current restaurant environment is quite dynamic, to say the least, Darden CEO Gene Lee said.
Darden CEO Gene Lee firmly believes his employees are the heart and soul of the brand.
Darden CEO Gene Lee is so proud of Olive Garden’s curbside business that he’d put it up against the best drive-thrus the quick-service industry has to offer.
As the calendar flips on a tumultuous year for full-service restaurants, operators are starting to plot where COVID-19 innovation falls into the 2021 picture.
A challenge facing mall restaurants over the past decade was depressed foot traffic and the subsequent slide of the spontaneous occasion.
Over the summer, Brinker International, Bloomin’ Brands, and Dine Brands dipped into virtual waters.
Darden CEO Gene Lee said employees are the company’s greatest competitive advantage.