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December 20, 2007
Darden Restaurants Inc. Shares dropped $7.74 to $28.60. The owner of the Red Lobster and Olive Garden chains reduced its full-year profit forecast and posted second-quarter profit that trailed analysts' estimates.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | March 10, 2012
Dear Marilyn Hagerty, I want to eat at your Olive Garden . I mean the new Olive Garden in Grand Forks, N.D. that you reviewed so warmly in the Grand Forks Herald. Because the Olive Garden where I just ate is not so nice. Still, I enjoyed reading your review (and so did millions of other people). Actually, it turns out it's not a review at all but a weekly EATBEAT column. I think I read somewhere that the company that owns the Olive Garden is giving the new restaurants an updated look to make them feel warmer and more inviting, but the one I just went to is kind of tacky and very bright like an old Trailways station or the fanciest restaurant in Timonium.
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BUSINESS
December 12, 2004
A weekly briefing on the economic calendar Monday Retail sales for November Business inventories for October Earnings reports: CKE Restaurants, Cooper Cos. Tuesday FOMC meets Trade balance for October Industrial production for November Earnings reports: Engineered Support Systems, Pier 1 Imports, ADC Telecommunications Wednesday Earnings reports: Best Buy, Biomet, Lehman Brothers, Lennar Corp., Bed Bath & Beyond, Scholastic Corp. Thursday Housing starts, building permits for November Earnings reports: Apollo Group, Carnival Corp.
FEATURES
By Jill Rosen, The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2011
— First Lady Michelle Obama applauded the parent company of Olive Garden and Red Lobster Thursday for pledging to cut calories and sodium at its restaurants over the next 10 years. Speaking at the Olive Garden, a restaurant known for its all-you-can eat pastas and breadsticks, Obama called the move by Darden Restaurants, the world's largest full-service restaurant company, an industry "breakthrough" and a key step in her campaign against childhood obesity. "What's good for kids and families can also be good for business," she said.
NEWS
By Abby Foster and Abby Foster,SUN STAFF | April 9, 2003
Efforts to revive Towson's downtown will receive a boost this summer when Bahama Breeze, a restaurant with a Caribbean theme, opens next to Towson Town Center. The restaurant is being built atop a two-level parking garage off Joppa Road, east of the roundabout. It will feature Caribbean cuisine and live music. Bahama Breeze is part of Darden Restaurants, an Orlando, Fla.-based company that also owns the Olive Garden and Red Lobster chains and employs more than 120,000 people nationwide, according to the company's Web site.
NEWS
By John-John Williams IV and John-John Williams IV,john-john.williams@baltsun.com | January 30, 2010
Gen. William "Kip" Ward, a 1971 Morgan State graduate and the nation's only current African-American four-star Army general, will be honored today in Atlanta with the Trumpet Award. Ward, 60, who will be one of 10 recipients of the award this year, said he is humbled by the recognition. He said the award also honors Americans serving in the military today. "As one who wears our nation's cloth, I can represent so many women and men who also wear the nation's cloth," Ward said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | March 10, 2012
Dear Marilyn Hagerty, I want to eat at your Olive Garden . I mean the new Olive Garden in Grand Forks, N.D. that you reviewed so warmly in the Grand Forks Herald. Because the Olive Garden where I just ate is not so nice. Still, I enjoyed reading your review (and so did millions of other people). Actually, it turns out it's not a review at all but a weekly EATBEAT column. I think I read somewhere that the company that owns the Olive Garden is giving the new restaurants an updated look to make them feel warmer and more inviting, but the one I just went to is kind of tacky and very bright like an old Trailways station or the fanciest restaurant in Timonium.
BUSINESS
By JOHN SCHMELTZER and JOHN SCHMELTZER,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | July 5, 2006
Shoppers can buy gas, check in for a flight or scan their own groceries without the help of a clerk, but the self-serve kiosks revolutionizing so much of the world are having a tough time gaining traction in the nation's fast-food industry. Proponents say many customers prefer to take control of their order, rather than idling in line. They can order fries by just touching a picture of them on the screens of the machines developed by Miami-based Boink Systems Inc., Radiant Systems Inc. of Atlanta and RoboServer Systems Corp.
FEATURES
By Jill Rosen, The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2011
— First Lady Michelle Obama applauded the parent company of Olive Garden and Red Lobster Thursday for pledging to cut calories and sodium at its restaurants over the next 10 years. Speaking at the Olive Garden, a restaurant known for its all-you-can eat pastas and breadsticks, Obama called the move by Darden Restaurants, the world's largest full-service restaurant company, an industry "breakthrough" and a key step in her campaign against childhood obesity. "What's good for kids and families can also be good for business," she said.
NEWS
August 11, 2011
Maryland's liquor laws may be byzantine and inscrutable in general, but only those who live in Baltimore County (or Baltimore City, which operates similarly) have likely witnessed full regulatory madness. The county's system for licensing the sale of alcohol has achieved the distinction of being simultaneously both too lax and too restrictive, while preventing some businesses from entering the market and others from leaving it — even as they teeter on the edge of bankruptcy. Think that might be an exaggeration?
NEWS
August 11, 2011
Maryland's liquor laws may be byzantine and inscrutable in general, but only those who live in Baltimore County (or Baltimore City, which operates similarly) have likely witnessed full regulatory madness. The county's system for licensing the sale of alcohol has achieved the distinction of being simultaneously both too lax and too restrictive, while preventing some businesses from entering the market and others from leaving it — even as they teeter on the edge of bankruptcy. Think that might be an exaggeration?
NEWS
By John-John Williams IV and John-John Williams IV,john-john.williams@baltsun.com | January 30, 2010
Gen. William "Kip" Ward, a 1971 Morgan State graduate and the nation's only current African-American four-star Army general, will be honored today in Atlanta with the Trumpet Award. Ward, 60, who will be one of 10 recipients of the award this year, said he is humbled by the recognition. He said the award also honors Americans serving in the military today. "As one who wears our nation's cloth, I can represent so many women and men who also wear the nation's cloth," Ward said.
BUSINESS
December 20, 2007
Darden Restaurants Inc. Shares dropped $7.74 to $28.60. The owner of the Red Lobster and Olive Garden chains reduced its full-year profit forecast and posted second-quarter profit that trailed analysts' estimates.
BUSINESS
By JOHN SCHMELTZER and JOHN SCHMELTZER,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | July 5, 2006
Shoppers can buy gas, check in for a flight or scan their own groceries without the help of a clerk, but the self-serve kiosks revolutionizing so much of the world are having a tough time gaining traction in the nation's fast-food industry. Proponents say many customers prefer to take control of their order, rather than idling in line. They can order fries by just touching a picture of them on the screens of the machines developed by Miami-based Boink Systems Inc., Radiant Systems Inc. of Atlanta and RoboServer Systems Corp.
BUSINESS
December 12, 2004
A weekly briefing on the economic calendar Monday Retail sales for November Business inventories for October Earnings reports: CKE Restaurants, Cooper Cos. Tuesday FOMC meets Trade balance for October Industrial production for November Earnings reports: Engineered Support Systems, Pier 1 Imports, ADC Telecommunications Wednesday Earnings reports: Best Buy, Biomet, Lehman Brothers, Lennar Corp., Bed Bath & Beyond, Scholastic Corp. Thursday Housing starts, building permits for November Earnings reports: Apollo Group, Carnival Corp.
NEWS
By Abby Foster and Abby Foster,SUN STAFF | April 9, 2003
Efforts to revive Towson's downtown will receive a boost this summer when Bahama Breeze, a restaurant with a Caribbean theme, opens next to Towson Town Center. The restaurant is being built atop a two-level parking garage off Joppa Road, east of the roundabout. It will feature Caribbean cuisine and live music. Bahama Breeze is part of Darden Restaurants, an Orlando, Fla.-based company that also owns the Olive Garden and Red Lobster chains and employs more than 120,000 people nationwide, according to the company's Web site.
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