Darden Restaurants Inc. is shutting down its six combined Red Lobster and Olive Garden units as it continues to proceed with a spinoff or sale of its Red Lobster brand, the company confirmed. Orlando, Fla.-based Darden, which also owns LongHorn Steakhouse and other casual-dining brands, closed two dual-branded units this past weekend in Thomasville, Ga., and Beaufort, S.C. Four remaining dual-branded units will be converted to standalone Olive Gardens, said Rich Jeffers, director of ...

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