WASHINGTON Olive Garden president David T. Pickens was named the 2008 Operator of the Year by Nation’s Restaurant News at a gala Tuesday night that concluded the paper’s Multi-Unit Foodservice Operators conference here.   Pickens was chosen for the honor by the readers of NRN from among the six chain executives who were selected by NRN editors as this year’s recipients of the Golden Chain Awards. In addition to Pickens, those honorees included Jerry ...

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