| Dec 6, 2012
| 9:15 AM
Darden Restaurants Inc., the parent of eateries such as Olive Garden and Red Lobster, said it will not bump any of its full-time employees down to part-time status to save on healthcare costs once President Obama’s reforms go into effect.
| Dec 6, 2012
| 3:30 PM
The same day that Olive Garden parent Darden Restaurants Inc. said it will not bump down existing full-time workers to part-time status to skirt healthcare costs, a petition calling on the company’s chief executive to clarify his position is gaining...
| Mar 10, 2012
| 2:30 PM
Dear Marilyn Hagerty, I want to eat at your Olive Garden. I mean the new Olive Garden in Grand Forks, N.D. that you reviewed so warmly in the Grand Forks Herald. Because the Olive Garden where I just ate is not so nice.
Still, I enjoyed reading your...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 9:50 AM
Marilyn Hagerty’s review of the Olive Garden in Grand Forks, N.D., is hardly about the restaurant’s “warm and comforting” chicken Alfredo or the “attractive” bar area -- it’s the purest gauge of all that is...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 12:31 PM
The restaurant industry’s royal line of succession has shifted, with Wendy’s usurping Burger King as the second-largest sales-getter behind McDonald’s.
In its annual ranking of U.S. restaurants, research group Technomic Inc. placed...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 1:39 PM
Maybe it's Marilyn Hagerty working her magic: Olive Garden is reversing out of a long slump with more visitors and better sales.
A few weeks after the elderly North Dakota reviewer’s piece on a new Olive Garden restaurant in Grand Forks went...
| 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...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 7:24 AM
Marlin & Ray, we hardly knew ye.
The casual dining seafood chain restaurant that opened on Baltimore Pike in Bel Air in early October abruptly ceased operations Wednesday.
The Bel Air Marlin & Ray's had company, as parent Ruby Tuesday, Inc., closed...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 8:42 AM
IHOP has a Country Fried Steak & Eggs combo menu item with 3,720 milligrams of sodium. Johnny Rockets’ Bacon Cheddar Double burger has 50 grams of saturated fat. The Bistro Shrimp Pasta from the Cheesecake Factory has 3,120 calories.
Each one is...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 3:51 PM
Maryland State Police and Sheriff's Office reports:
Thomas Butler, 44, of the first block of Tree Drive, was charged Friday with four counts of theft below $1,000 and theft between $1,000 and $10,000.
Forrest Plowman, 18, of the 100 block...
| Sep 15, 2011
Cantaloupe recall: The federal Food and Drug Administration warned consumers Thursday that there is a widespread recall for whole cantaloupes sourced from a Colorado firm, amid concerns that the fruit may be contaminated with the Listeria bacterium....