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People buy more steak in restaurants when beef prices are high because they're scared to cook it at home and mess up, restaurant boss says

Customers worry that they could be taking a risk if they cook steak at home when it's expensive, Da…

Grace Dean   


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IHOP-Applebee's combo restaurants could be coming, but history shows making them work could be tough

Combination restaurants like Taco Bell-Pizza Huts haven't traditionally been a big success. That's …

Alex Bitter   


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Red Lobster's owner once said the business left such a 'big scar' on him that he had to 'stop eating lobster'

Red Lobster's executive offices were left empty after a consultant told Thai Union CEO Thiraphong C…

Kwan Wei Kevin Tan   


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The demise of Red Lobster is a perfect case study in how to kill a business

Red Lobster may be headed toward bankruptcy, but its business problems go far beyond all-you-can-ea…

Emily Stewart   


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Olive Garden's owner says lower-income customers are cutting back while richer diners are eating out more

Darden Restaurants' CEO said that sales from lower-income customers were "much lower" than at the s…

Grace Dean   


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Little Caesars knows what you're going to order before you do. With AI tools, soon more restaurants will.

Restaurant brands are increasingly stepping up their use of AI to predict customer demand and impro…

Dominick Reuter   


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I ate at chains like Texas Roadhouse, Cheesecake Factory, Olive Garden and saw how casual dining bounced back in 2021

Customers seemed to like affordable drinks, large portions, and cozy interiors this year, and so di…

Mary Meisenzahl   


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Olive Garden could scrap the Never Ending Pasta Bowl because it had a 'negative impact,' says incoming CEO

The promotion let Olive Garden customers order unlimited combinations of pasta and sauce for a set …

Mary Meisenzahl   


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Texas Roadhouse, Olive Garden, and other casual chains benefit from independent restaurant closures of the last year

An analyst says the restaurant closures benefitted large chains by reducing competition for custome…

Mary Meisenzahl   


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The restaurant giant that owns Olive Garden says it hasn't seen a spike in job seekers since unemployment benefits ended

"We haven't really seen a dramatic change in staffing flow," Darden President and COO Rick Cardenas…

Mary Meisenzahl   


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Higher-end chains are beating out more casual ones as people return to restaurants

Longhorn Steakhouse, Texas Roadhouse, and similar chains are now well above 2019 foot traffic level…

Mary Meisenzahl   


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Olive Garden's parent company is offering all of its hourly restaurant employees paid time off to get the COVID-19 vaccine

The new policy is meant to ensure that workers "who want the vaccine do not have to choose between …

Avery Hartmans   


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Olive Garden CEO says 'thank you to Taylor Swift' after the singer name dropped the chain on her new album, 'Evermore'

"When Taylor Swift drops our name in a song, our brand becomes very, very relevant," said the CEO o…

Kate Taylor   


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Times Square Olive Garden employees file complaint alleging racial and gender bias

Four employees from the Times Square location say they are given unfavorable treatment by their emp…

Barbara Smith   


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Meet the team of Black executives who quickly mobilized hundreds of CEOs to oppose restrictive voting laws

The men, who texted and emailed hundreds of companies, didn't expect to have 700 corporations, nonp…

Natasha Dailey   


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Restaurants created a monster by emphasizing to-go and online orders during the pandemic, and now they can't control it

Americans are consuming much more food than before the pandemic and putting more pressure than ever…

Mary Meisenzahl   


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Big restaurant chains including Olive Garden, Applebee's, IHOP, and Cheesecake Factory are cutting back on delivery amid staff shortages

The retail and foodservice industries are among those that have been worst impacted by the labor cr…

Mary Hanbury   


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Restaurants are betting on to-go alcohol as business picks back up, but experts say competing with liquor stores won't be easy

Off-premise alcohol was a lifeline for restaurants and many want to keep it around - but they'll ha…

Mary Meisenzahl