Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Olive Garden parent Darden Restaurants expects some dine-in capacity at 65% of restaurants by end of May

Nation's Restaurant News
Darden Restaurants Inc., parent to the Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse casual-dining brands, expects to have 65% of its 1,800 restaurants open for some dine-in service by the end of May as coronavirus restrictions ease further across the nation, the company said Tuesday.

The Orlando, Fla.-based company said same-store sales for the fourth quarter, which started Feb. 24, through May 17 had declined 47.9% amid the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.. . . more