Olive Garden has had a tough month. Its new, "Never Ending Pasta Pass" promo was mocked by everyone from Jimmy Kimmel to Red Eye; more ominously, Starboard Value, an investor that's trying to gain control of Darden Restaurants, Olive Garden's owner, at the annual meeting October 10, slapped the chai ... More >>
It's a tricky time for plan-ahead, chain-dining daters. They have six weeks to figure out which where to make Valentine's Day reservations, and despite the fact that dining out on February 14 is way more hassle than it's worth (big waits even with reservations, crowded dining rooms, flustered staff, ... More >>
When 86-year-old newspaper columnist Marilyn Hagerty wrote her now-famous review of a North Dakota Olive Garden back in March, I wouldn't say that her story changed the path of restaurant reviews everywhere -- or even anywhere. But it did give food writers, myself included, an appreciation for the f ... More >>
Former local boy Steele Platt has made very, very good: Darden Restaurants -- an Orlando-based company that operates Olive Garden and Red Lobster, among other chains -- announced today that it has agreed to buy Yard House USA Inc. for $585 million -- cash, according to Nation's Restaurant News. The ... More >>
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