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Olive Garden CEO Says Lettuce Shortage Cost Company $4 Million to $5 Million, as America's 'Salad Bowl' Faces INSV Virus

By one measure, the price of an average box of iceberg lettuce has gone up some 380% since 2019.

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'If You're Sick, You Need to Come Prove It': Olive Garden Manager Fired Over Disturbing Memo to Employees Asking for Time Off

At a Kansas City-area Olive Garden, one manager told workers they also needed to bring in a sick dog to prove it was a good enough reason to call out.

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Olive Garden May Be Getting Rid of This Never-Ending Menu Item For Good

The chain last ran the promotion in 2019.

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Olive Garden Will Soon Serve Up Breadstick Sandwiches

The chain is adding chicken parm and meatball breadstick sandwiches to the menu. And yes, they come with unlimited breadsticks.

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Blizzard, You Say? These 5 Companies Used the Social-Media Hype to Their Advantage.

With the snow storm come and gone, here's how some big brands capitalized on the weather.

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With New Board, Things Are Finally Looking Up for Olive Garden

Two months after Darden's dramatic board restructuring, Olive Garden beat analysts' expectations and reported its first positive same-store sales in more than a year.

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Starbucks, Chipotle and 6 More Food Chains Scare Up Business With Halloween Deals

Here's where to find food other than candy corn at a fiendishly good price this Halloween.

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Activist Investor Gains Control of Olive Garden Parent's Board

Starboard Value has successfully replaced the entire board of Darden Restaurants, parent company of Olive Garden, following months of dispute.

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Olive Garden Parent Darden Restaurants Faces Shareholder Showdown

The battle with activist investor Starboard Value LC will come to a boil at the company's annual meeting on Friday, where Darden is expected to at minimum lose control of its board.

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Activist Investor Tells Olive Garden to Google 'How to Cook Pasta'

Starboard Value published a snarky, almost 300-page presentation telling Darden Restaurants how to mend the struggling Olive Garden brand.

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Olive Garden to Unveil a Really Crazy 'Never-Ending' Deal

Looking to capitalize on America's appetite for all things 'endless,' the casual dining chain is selling $100 gift cards for seven weeks' worth of unlimited pasta, salad, bread and soda.

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Darden CEO Steps Down Amid Investor Battle

Clarence Otis announced his departure from the parent company of Olive Garden on the same day the company completed the sale of Red Lobster.

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Red Lobster Completes Sale, Revamps Food Presentation

Now that Golden Gate Capital has acquired Red Lobster from Darden Restaurants, the seafood chain is trying to emphasize its quality.

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Done Deal: Red Lobster Restaurant Chain Sold for $2.1 Billion

Golden Gate Capital, a private equity firm with experience in the restaurant industry, picks up the casual dining seafood chain from Darden Restaurants, Inc.