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Source:  Old Shoe Woman via flickr
Source: Old Shoe Woman via flickr
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Olive Garden And Red Lobster Owner Darden Continues To Underperform

Revamped menus and marketing didn't help Florida-based Darden Restaurants boost their sales in the most-recent quarter.  The parent company of Red Lobster, Olive Garden, and Longhorn Steakhouse posted numbers that were even lower than analysts had forecasted.

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(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Obamacare To Cost Some Restaurant Employees Their Full Time Status

Red Lobster.  Olive Garden.  Longhorn Steakhouse.  White Castle.  As restaurant owners approach the full roll out of the Affordable Care Act (AKA - Obamacare) and the costs associated with it, they are making changes to maintain the profitability of their company.  Primarily those changes mean a reduction of hours and full-time status for their employees.

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Olive Garden, Red Lobster Employees File Lawsuit for Unpaid Wages — Dollars and Sense

A lawsuit was filed on Thursday in federal court claiming that wait staff employees from Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Red Lobster and other restaurant chains across the country associated with Darden Restaurants were underpaid.

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Source:  Diaper via flickr
Source: Diaper via flickr
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Olive Garden’s Parent Company Buys Competing Chain

Following what appeared to be a bleak business year for Darden Restaurants - the parent-company of Olive Garden and Red Lobster, things seem to be looking up.  Darden Restaurants announced the agreement to purchase the Yard House chain for $585 million dollars in cash

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Source:  diaper via flickr
Source: diaper via flickr
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Olive Garden Serves 10 Year Old Rum By Accident

You might want to double-check that "kiddie cocktail";  A 10-year old Indianapolis boy was hospitalized over the weekend after being served rum in his drink at an Olive Garden.
According to police, the boy had ordered a non-alcoholic wildberry frullato daiquiri for children but the waitress mistakenly brought back a drink that had rum in it

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Souirce: Williamhartz via flickr
Souirce: Williamhartz via flickr
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Olive Garden Tries To Win Back Customers

Hoping to shore up it's bottom line, Darden-owned Olive Garden is trying to win back former customers.
It is a major challenge for Orlando-based Darden Restaurants, which owns Olive Garden, Red Lobster and other brands

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Source:  Williamhartz via flickr
Source: Williamhartz via flickr
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Some Restaurant Chains Prosper With Customers Despite The Economy

Sure the economy has been tough on all businesses - especially restaurants.   But, financial analysts on Wall Street have taken note of some of the more resilient restaurant chains - going so far as to say that they would make good stock picks

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(Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
(Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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Obama Says No French Fries For You; Olive Garden Agrees

You know - you work hard.  You go to a restaurant.  "Order anything you want".  Sure - why not;  You're paying for it - right?

Not at Olive Garden.

Following the edict handed down from the Obama administration, the Olive Garden has become the first restaurant chain to choose for you.

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