Darden Restaurants Inc. said Dave Pickens, chief restaurant operations officer since July, will retire effective May 23. A spokesman for Orlando, Fla.-based Darden, which made the Pickens announcement in a one-sentence document filed Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission, said, “The company has no plans to fill that role after Dave’s retirement at the end of the fiscal year.” Darden has been facing sales challenges at its two largest brands, Red Lobster ...

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