Darden announced Tuesday that dine-in traffic at flagship brands Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse has led to an improvement of more than 10 percentage points in same-store sales. ...
Darden Monday provided that latest update into its COVID-19-impacted business. For the fourth quarter through April 19, the company’s same-store sales declined 44.7 percent.
Darden has managed to keep 99 percent of its restaurants open during the COVID-19 crisis, but remarkable conditions have taken a heavy swipe at sales.
Darden CEO Gene Lee didn’t pretend it was business as usual.
Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of stories on the state of casual dining based on exclusive Market Force Information data.
For the vast majority of restaurants, joining the third-party delivery bandwagon is a must to increase off-premises sales and capitalize on the convenience-crazed movement.
When strategic communications and advisory company ICR hosts its annual conference, it's a chance for full-service industry giants to gather and talk about the past year—and set goals for the one a ...
Olive Garden remains even-keeled, despite the reactionary, moment-by-moment culture that often defines the restaurant world. Being a cog—albeit the biggest—in Darden’s eight-concept machine helps. ...
There are two ways to look at any pain point, and that’s the case with Darden and labor.
Olive Garden has lived by this creed for the better part of a year: Give up traffic, but make decisions with the long-term health of the business in mind.