Evercore ISI downgrades Darden, says rising labor costs will hurt restaurant stock

A take-out order from a Darden Restaurants Inc. Olive Garden location is arranged for a photograph in Tiskilwa, Illinois, U.S.
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The market is underestimating how much rising wages will take a bite out of Darden Restaurant's earnings despite the recovery in dining-in demand, according to investment firm Evercore ISI.

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