(Continued from page 1) Another challenge Darden faces is attempting to balance the needs of different customers, not only those who are mainly motivated by affordability. While less-affluent customers are clamoring for better deals, wealthier customers are demanding more high-end choices on causal dining menus. And they’re willing to pay a premium for them, he said. As such, Madsen said, it will be important for Darden to try and meet different customer needs and aggressively ...

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