Wall Street analysts on Friday praised Darden Restaurants Inc.’s decision to acquire the growing Yard House chain, saying the hip, young brand will be a spark within the largest casual-dining operator’s more mass-market portfolio. RELATED • Darden to focus on menu revamp • How Darden is tackling supply chain overhaul • More restaurant industry finance news Orlando, Fla.-based Darden said Thursday that it has agreed to buy Yard House USA Inc. for $585 ...

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