| Sep 15, 2011
| 5:37 PM
— First Lady Michelle Obama applauded the parent company of Olive Garden and Red Lobster Thursday for pledging to cut calories and sodium at its restaurants over the next 10 years.
Speaking at the Olive Garden, a restaurant known for its all-you-...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 11:04 PM
As consumers increasingly ask for healthier fare, the company that operates Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants said Thursday that it will cut salt and calories across its menus by 10 percent over the next five years and 20 percent over the next...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 7:54 PM
Are Olive Garden and Red Lobster the new symbols of liberal causes?
That's the outrageous claim that some are making after Darden announced more healthful options at those restaurants and its other chains.
Darden Restaurants CEO Clarence Otis smiled for...
| May 23, 2011
| 8:00 AM
A three-day sugar rush gets underway Tuesday when the 2011 Sweets & Snacks Expo opens at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Sponsored by the National Confectioners Association, the expo is “the largest confectionery, cookie and snack show in the...
| May 30, 2011
| 8:04 PM
Orlando-based Darden Restaurants has cut its corporate taxes in some states by renting restaurants from itself, using a strategy that has led to challenges and millions of dollars in back taxes for some other big companies.
The owner of chains...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 9:21 PM
Diners at national chain restaurants are most satisfied with Olive Garden and Pizza Hut, according to a newly-released portion of the American Consumer Satisfaction Index, and they're much happier with pizza than burgers.
The ACSI is an annual survey...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 4:28 PM
Maryland's liquor laws may be byzantine and inscrutable in general, but only those who live in Baltimore County (or Baltimore City, which operates similarly) have likely witnessed full regulatory madness. The county's system for licensing the sale of...
| Aug 21, 2011
| 3:42 PM
Orlando-based Darden Restaurants has found its next big thing inLongHorn Steakhouse.
After a couple of years of slow growth during the economic downturn and adjustment to a new corporate owner, the Western-themed chain is taking off, with annual sales...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 3:45 PM
Weekly linking makes no sense! It has to be done daily. There is so much good stuff out there.
So, look for daily linkage beginning on Monday.
In no particular order, except for the Duff item:
Duff Goldman was the surprise entertainment at Baltimore...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 3:35 PM
| Jun 21, 2012
| 11:30 AM
McDonald’s rules the fast food roost when it comes to revenue. But when customer satisfaction is at stake, the burger behemoth comes in dead last, according to a new survey.
The American Consumer Satisfaction Index ranks pizza chain Papa John&...