Thursday, March 30, 2017

Darden Shows That U.S. Doesn't Need More Olive Gardens

Olive Garden can teach other restaurateurs a lesson.

No, not how to salt pasta water or bake breadsticks. The purveyor of unlimited salad and pasta might not be on the cutting edge of culinary excellence, but it seems to be ahead of its competitors in realizing that restaurants need to curb their appetite for expansion. Otherwise they'll end up making the same overbuilding mistake that retail chains made over the last decade, creating a surplus of stores that only now are they starting to rein in.. . . more

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