WASHINGTON —Named Operator of the Year at the finale of the Multi-Unit Foodservice Operators conference here, Olive Garden president David Pickens credited the honor to his 80,000 employees, including seven top-performing general managers who witnessed his acceptance of the accolade. Chosen by readers of Nation’s Restaurant News, producer of the MUFSO event, Pickens was presented with the honor by NRN publisher Tom Larranaga at the conclusion of a gala awards banquet that ...
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