| 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...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 2:23 PM
A Fort Smith, Arkansas man who pleaded guilty to two armed bank robberies in Springfield and Joplin hanged himself in the Greene County Jail. Under the terms of a plea agreement in June, Robert Bruce Knepper, 45, would have been sentenced to 30 years in...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 12:38 PM
Orlando-based Darden Restaurants said Tuesday that Hurricane Irene will hurt its first-quarter earnings slightly.
The owner of Olive Garden, Red Lobster and other chains said the storm, which forced some restaurants across the Eastern U.S. to close, will...
| Sep 11, 2011
| 7:44 PM
Analysts found Orlando-based Darden Restaurants' expected first-quarter earnings surprisingly low, but they still had generally positive views of the company's performance.
Darden said last week it expects earnings per share of 78 cents. Several analysts...
| 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...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 10:22 AM
Darden Restaurants is the world's largest casual dining company. The publicly held company (ticker symbol DRI) owns Olive Garden, Red Lobster, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, Capital Grille, Eddie V's Prime Seafood and Wildfish Seafood...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 12:07 PM
This past August, restaurant juggernaut Darden — which owns Olive Garden, Red Lobster, the Capital Grille and Seasons 52 — acquired the popular Yard House chain for $585 million. With Yard House's focus on being a serious destination for...