ORLANDO Fla. Darden Restaurants Inc., one of the nationâ€™s largest casual-dining operators, joined its segment competitors in reporting negative same-store sales at each of its five major brands for its latest quarter, and blamed the difficult consumer environment, bad weather and an unfavorable calendar shift. The weak sales, along with integration costs from the companyâ€™s 2007 acquisition of Rare Hospitality and losses from discontinued operations, led to a nearly 15-percent drop in ...
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