Restaurant traffic, not margins, will continue to be the “best measure of brand health” for Darden Restaurants’ three largest brands, said chief executive Clarence Otis during last week’s earnings call with analysts. Darden’s three largest brands — Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse and Red Lobster — have struggled throughout the past year to maintain casual-dining market share. The fourth quarter, however, marked a slight uptick in same-store ...

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