Darden Restaurants reported financial results for its fiscal second quarter, which ended November 29. Total sales were up 3.2 percent versus a year ago and same-restaurant sales were up at all of the brands.
Sales at Darden grew to $8.76 billion in fiscal 2014, which ended May 25, 2014, up 2.4 percent from 2013. While LongHorn Steakhouse, Yard House, and the Specialty Restaurants group posted sales gains, cornerstone brand Olive Garden saw a 3.
The Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF) announced that Laurie Burns, Chair of the Board of Directors, will lead the strategic direction and guide the overall operations of the organization in light of the recent passing of president & CEO, Fritzi Woods, on September 18.
Maggiano’s is the nation’s favorite casual-dining restaurant chain, according to a recent study by Market Force Information, a worldwide leader in customer intelligence solutions. Specializing in family-style Italian cuisine, the restaurant chain just edged out Pappadeaux, which ranked second, followed by Cheesecake Factory, Bonefish Grill, and P.
Bahama Breeze Island Grille, the casual dining restaurant that gives guests the feeling of an island escape, announced that it is rolling out a new line of Rice Bowls. The new Rice Bowls feature fresh island flavors ranging from savory to sweet to spicy, are available on both the lunch and dinner menu, and can be ordered in advance as part of the restaurant’s “To-Go” menu.
Bahama Breeze Island Grille, the casual dining restaurant that gives guests the feeling of an island escape, is inviting guests to step inside, warm up, and celebrate the arrival of the new “Late Night Happy Hour” at its 33 locations across the country.
Darden Restaurants Inc. will host its Fiscal 2012 Second Quarter conference call next Friday, December 16, at 8:30 a.m. EST . The conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet.Clarence Otis, chairman & CEO, and other senior management will cover subjects including forward-looking information, such as the outlook for the current month or quarter, and the company's previously announced earnings guidance.
Leading restaurants are expanding the protein selection on their menus by offering more pork dishes, according to foodservice consultants Technomic.With a 7 percent increase in menu mentions over the past year, pork is now being showcased in appetizers, entrees, and sides.
Darden Restaurants Inc., operator of the Olive Garden and Red Lobster dining chains, agreed to work with the Partnership for a Healthier America to cut calories and salt in its meals.Darden will reduce calories and sodium by 10 percent in the next five years at its six different restaurant chains, Rich Jeffers, a company spokesman, said today in an interview.