Tag: darden


Restaurant Prices Are Growing Faster Than Grocery Prices

3 months ago

Full-service restaurants, like Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse, had no choice but to raise menu prices in December. Labor and food costs have to be paid somehow.


TripAdvisor Ranks the Top Restaurant Chains in the U.S.

4 months ago

A ranking of top restaurant chains is nice, but what's even better? The accompanying marketing boost that TripAdvisor gets for its fast-growing business unit: restaurants and experiences.


Restaurant Chains Benefit From Trump’s Trade War While Farmers Suffer

4 months ago

Too much meat is good news for chains selling stuff for cheap, but it's terrible long-term news for the people producing the food and could impact their ability to produce it in the future.


Restaurants Are Battling it Out in a ‘War for Talent’

7 months ago

The winners will be the ones who are willing to invest in paying competitively, building a safe work environment, and making sure leadership structures are in place with a clear path for employee growth.


Olive Garden Is Still Extremely Cautious on Delivery

10 months ago

Cautious isn't necessarily a bad approach, but delivery is a growing business for many competitors and it may be costing Olive Garden to be so slow to adopt.


Arby’s Isn’t Sure if U.S. Diners Are Ready for Lamb

11 months ago

Curiously, Arby's website says its "Traditional Greek Gyro" is made with "gyro meat," which we think says a bit about how ready it thinks the mass market is ready for lamb.


Restaurant Chains Play Catch-Up After a Long Winter

12 months ago

Hidden at the bottom of this story: potential good news for big chains offering or experimenting with delivery: a cold winter (and spring) doesn't seem to have affected delivery numbers.


Darden Says It Will Turn Tax Cut Into Employee Benefits

1 year ago

At this point the nature of the investment is vague, but Darden is a leader in the industry when it comes to employee benefits. Let's hope it pushes the envelope even further.


Delivery Isn’t Part of Olive Garden’s Strategy (Yet)

1 year ago

Olive Garden has posted growth for years even as other chains have floundered. If it's not broken...


Olive Garden’s Business Grows Amid Casual Dining Decline

2 years ago

Everyone agrees consumer behavior around restaurant chains is changing, but struggle to capture exactly what's happening. So what's to blame for Olive Garden's success last quarter — strong marketing around take-out or strong salad and breadsticks?