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Red Lobster Is In Big Trouble

Reuters | Posted 03.21.2014 | Business

March 21 (Reuters) - Darden Restaurants Inc reiterated its plans to divest its struggling Red Lobster chain and reported third-quarter results in l...

Women in Business: Q&A with Laurie Burns, Chief Development Officer for Darden Restaurants

Laura Dunn | Posted 02.27.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

As Chief Development officer for Darden Restaurants, Laurie Burns is responsible for leading all aspects of development for Darden's restaurant brands...

Big Change Coming To Red Lobster?

Reuters | Posted 02.24.2014 | Business

Feb 24 (Reuters) - Activist hedge fund Starboard Value LP wants to put to shareholder vote Darden Restaurants Inc's plan to spin off its Red Lobste...

The Other NRA: National Restaurant Association Eviscerates the Rights of Customers, Workers, and Children

Michele Simon | Posted 02.20.2014 | Business
Michele Simon

Food movement leaders tend to stick to their specific issues, whether it's advocating for healthy food, fighting for workers' rights or curbing marketing to children. There is one organization that conveniently provides us with one giant target for all of them: the National Restaurant Association.

Olive Garden Adds Burger To Menu

The Huffington Post | Carey Polis | Posted 12.03.2013 | Business

Craving a burger? Now you can find one at Olive Garden. Starting today, an Italiano burger will be available at locations nationwide, the company anno...

The 10 Companies Paying Americans The Least

24/7 Wall Street | Michael B. Sauter, Thomas C. Frohlich and Alexander E.M. Hess | Posted 11.17.2013 | Business

24/7 Wall Street: This summer, thousands of fast-food workers in the United States went on strike in cities across the country, demanding their wages ...

Olive Garden Luring Diners With Cheaper Prices

AP | CANDICE CHOI and MICHELLE CHAPMAN | Posted 08.21.2013 | Business

NEW YORK — If the free breadsticks and unlimited soup and salad aren't enough, Olive Garden is hitting the gas on other promotions to get custom...

Restaurant Chain Fighting Obamacare Sees Profits Fall

AP/HuffPost | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business

ORLANDO, Fla. — Darden's fiscal fourth-quarter net income fell 12 percent on rising costs and expenses, the restaurant operator said Friday. Comp...

Caroline Fairchild

Darden Restaurants Continues War Against Obamacare | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 06.21.2013 | Business

Darden Restaurants has run into an obstacle in its battle against Obamacare: the state of California. On Tuesday, the Orlando Sentinel first report...

Women in Business: Q&A With Val Insignares, President of LongHorn Steakhouse

Laura Dunn | Posted 08.17.2013 | Business
Laura Dunn

"The most important tip I can offer involves being clear on your boundaries. For example, ask yourself -- what are you willing to give up and what is a key priority for your family?"

New Data Show Walmart, Whole Foods Free Ride on Taxpayers at the Expense of Small Businesses

Stacy Mitchell | Posted 08.07.2013 | Business
Stacy Mitchell

By leaning on taxpayers, these chains are gaining an unfair financial advantage over more responsible businesses. The public cost of ensuring that employees of these companies have health insurance and enough to live on represents, in effect, a hidden corporate subsidy.

Is the American Dream Out to Lunch?

Simon Greer | Posted 07.06.2013 | Business
Simon Greer

There is a tremendous opportunity for Darden to grow. The first step is to sit down with its own employees and investors to chart a path for growth based on reasonable standards that will make the promise of the American Dream much more than just lofty rhetoric at a trade conference.

Why Aren't There More Chinese Restaurant Chains?

Menuism | Posted 07.06.2013 | Taste

With 41,000 Chinese restaurants in the U.S., why aren't there more national chains dishing out sit-down Chinese food?

Companies' Love-Hate Relationship With Payroll Tax Hike

AP | By DANIEL WAGNER | Posted 05.02.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Companies are rushing to describe the impact of higher Social Security taxes that took effect in January. They paint a bleak pictu...

Olive Garden Announces Slowdown

AP | Posted 04.27.2013 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Darden Restaurants is pulling back on price increases and the pace of new restaurant openings for its flagship Olive Garden chain, a...

Red Lobster Chain Blames Sliding Sales On Higher Payroll Taxes

AP | Posted 04.24.2013 | Business

ORLANDO, Fla. — Darden Restaurants, struggling to draw more customers into its Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants, predicted a third-quart...

Jeffrey Young

Part-Time Workers Go Uninsured Ahead Of Obamacare: Survey | Jeffrey Young | Posted 02.04.2013 | Business

Just 8 percent of part-time workers are enrolled in their company health insurance plans, according to a report released Monday that underscores the r...

Profit Plunges After Controversial Obamacare Test

AP | CANDICE CHOI and MICHELLE CHAPMAN | Posted 02.19.2013 | Business

NEW YORK — After new ad campaigns touting the quality of its food failed to spark sales, the parent company of Olive Garden and Red Lobster is r...

Company Abandons Plan To Skirt Obamacare After Backlash

AP | CANDICE CHOI | Posted 02.04.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- The owner of Olive Garden and Red Lobster says it won't bump any full-time workers down to part-time status, after its tests aimed at limi...

Apparently Trying To Skirt Obamacare Can Hurt Your Bottom Line

AP | Posted 02.03.2013 | Business

ORLANDO, Fla. — Darden Restaurants Inc. is cutting its profit forecast for the year, with the owner of Olive Garden and Red Lobster blaming fail...

Pizza Chain CEO: 'I Don't Think People Know What They're Going To Pay For' Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.15.2012 | Business

In the wake of President Obama's reelection, one CEO is doubling down on his criticisms of Obamacare. Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter said he plan...

Jillian Berman

Businessman Fires Workers, Blaming Obama Victory | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.09.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- A man claiming to be a Georgia small business owner said he fired some employees and cut hours for others because of President Barack Ob...

Education: The Business of our Future

Angela Woods | Posted 01.06.2013 | Education
Angela Woods

College today is not just a pathway to success; it's a pre-requisite to success.

The New Dream Job

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.29.2012 | Business

For many, the new dream job is just working full time. Since 2006, the number of employees in the retail and hospitality industries that are work...

Restaurants Test Plan To Skirt Obamacare

AP | CANDICE CHOI and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 12.09.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- The owner of Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants is putting more workers on part-time status in a test aimed at limiting costs from P...