ORLANDO Fla. While announcing the discontinuation of its Smokey Bones chain, Red Lobster parent Darden Restaurants Inc. quietly cut the size of its Bahama Breeze operation by about a third this weekend, with nine of the chain's 32 units closing nationwide. The shuttered stores were "not in the best locations or trade areas for the brands," Darden said.The Caribbean-themed Bahama Breeze was conceived by Darden as a high-volume complement to its more mature brands of Red Lobster and ...
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