Olive Garden

Investor to Olive Garden: Stop Serving So Many Breadsticks... and 3 More Fixes ...

Motley Fool | Sat, 20 Sep 2014 07:14:34 -0700

Olive Garden has seen better days. Same-store sales have been in a tailspin for over two years as the company's unlimited salad and breadsticks offer resonates with fewer and fewer customers. That has investors mad, and none more so than Starboard ...

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Olive Garden defends its unlimited breadsticks, salad strategy

Fortune | Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:30:00 -0700

Darden Restaurants, owner of Italian restaurant chain Olive Garden, says its unlimited breadsticks and salad dressings are working out just fine with consumers. The casual-dining restaurant operator is on the defensive after investor Starboard Value LP ...

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Investor tells Olive Garden: Fewer breadsticks, sell more booze

Fortune | Fri, 12 Sep 2014 06:07:30 -0700

An activist investor has outlined a plan to improve results at Olive Garden: go easy on the breadsticks, salt the water, and sell more alcohol. In a very-detailed nearly 300-page slide presentation disclosed ahead of the restaurant-operator's earnings ...

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The Olive Garden: all-you-can eat for hedge fund raiders

Boing Boing | Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:56:15 -0700

You probably saw the hilarious critique of The Olive Garden that made the rounds last week; the hedge fund behind that critique is a major shareholder with a long history of shady financial deals that gut profitable businesses, destroy jobs, and line ...

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