Darden Restaurants Inc


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    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Dec. 12, 2014.

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  • NEW YORK, Nov 14- An improving U.S. economy has failed to galvanize the consumer discretionary sector so far this year, but a recent rally in restaurant stocks as the holidays approach could herald happier days ahead for other retailers. Shares of Buffalo Wild Wings Inc, Domino's Pizza Inc, Darden Restaurants Inc and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc have all...

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  • Starboard-controlled Darden board scraps poison pill Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 11:39 AM ET

    Nov 13- Darden Restaurants Inc said it would revise management pay, ditch its poison pill and make it easier for shareholders to call special meetings as activist investor Starboard Value LP puts its stamp on the owner of the Olive Garden restaurant chain. The latest changes were what Starboard had campaigned for in its months-long battle with the...

  • Cramer: Oil drop produces winners Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 6:50 AM ET
    Oil traders on the floor of the New York Mercantile Exchange.

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  • Olive Garden not ‘broken;’ Darden a buy: Analyst Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 12:57 PM ET
    An Olive Garden restaurant in New York.

    Olive Garden same-restaurant sales have been declining, but KeyBanc thinks the trend will likely reverse. Here's why.

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    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Red Lobster plans to go back into its shell Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 7:03 AM ET
    A waitress carries a tray a lobster kettle and a crab trio dish at a Red Lobster restaurant in Yonkers, N.Y.

    The struggling chain on Monday plans to announce another revamped menu that tacks on more dishes featuring lobster.

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  • One man's story: 30 days of endless Olive Garden Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Robbie Porter eating at Olive Garden

    What's it like to have a Never Ending Pasta Pass? One California man sheds light on potential weight gain and more.

  • Big shake-up imminent at McDonald's, says Cramer Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 11:48 AM ET
    Jim Cramer

    McDonald's "benchmark bad quarter" will likely warrant major changes at the fast food giant, says CNBC's Jim Cramer.

  • America's favorite restaurant—Olive Garden? Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 3:17 PM ET

    Unlimited bread sticks or bust. In a new report, business travelers rate Italian chain Olive Garden most highly.

  • Oct 14- Darden Restaurants Inc on Tuesday announced new leadership following a board coup by activist investor Starboard Value LP, whose recipe for fixing the company's ailing Olive Garden chain included salting pasta water, doling out fewer free breadsticks and pushing more wine. For now, though, diners should expect business as usual at Darden's...