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Darden Announces Improvements to Animal Welfare Policy

Darden Restaurants, Inc. today announced an animal welfare policy that encourages higher welfare outcomes for farm animals in its supply chain. As part of the policy, Darden intends to form an external Animal Welfare Advisory Council that the Company will leverage to continually ensure its animal welfare program is based on best available science and industry-wide practices, including developments in outcomes measurement and reporting.

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Olive Garden Doesn't Need Delivery to Dominate the Industry

Darden might be the king of simplification, but CEO Gene Lee cautioned against boxing Olive Garden’s sales surge into a single corner. Since the casual leader’s former chief executive, Clarence Otis, announced July 2014 he would step down by year’s end, Darden’s shares have lifted more than 240 percent, which is skyscrapers above the industry standard.

3 Reasons Darden is Crushing the Competition

Darden Brands reported its Q4 2017 earnings Tuesday and, yet again, the company’s premier restaurants are outperforming the casual dining segment.Olive Garden posted a 4.4 percent same-store sales increase—its 11th consecutive quarter of growth—while LongHorn Steakhouse reported its 17th consecutive quarter of same-stores sales growth and an increase of 3.

Olive Garden Adds Chicken Alfredo to Never Ending Pasta Bowl

Olive Garden's most popular promotion—Never Ending Pasta Bowl—returns with the first-time addition of the restaurant's best-selling entrée, Chicken Alfredo. From now until November 20, the promotion will offer pasta lovers unlimited servings of their favorite pasta combinations, homemade soup or salad and freshly baked breadsticks, starting at just $9.

The Harris Poll Names Olive Garden Top Italian Dining Restaurant

Subway is the 2016 Sandwich Shop Brand of the Year, securing the title for the sixth consecutive year, according to The Harris Poll 2016 EquiTrend Study. The 28th annual study reveals the strongest brands in nearly 100 categories across the media, travel, financial, automotive, entertainment, retail, restaurants, and household industries, based on consumer response.