ORLANDO Fla. Darden Restaurants Inc. said Tuesday its first quarter sales and earnings missed previous company expectations because of weaker-than-anticipated economic and consumer dynamics.   The operator of more than 1,700 casual-dining restaurants said first quarter net profit fell 22.5 percent from a year ago as sales slowed at its Red Lobster and LongHorn Steakhouse chains. Total costs also rose 26 percent year-over-year, or nearly four percentage points when gauged as a ...

Register to view this article

It’s free but we need to know a little about you to continually improve our content.

Why Register?

Registering allows you to unlock a portion of our premium online content. You can access more in-depth stories and analysis, as well as news not found on any other website or any other media outlet. You also get free eNewsletters, blogs, real-time polls, archives and more.


Attention Print Subscribers:  While you have already been granted free access to NRN we ask that you register now. We promise it will only take a few minutes!

Questions about your account or how to access content? 

Contact: Desiree Torres Desiree.Torres@penton.com 

Already registered? here.