Darden Restaurants reducing 85 corporate positions; COO Drew Madsen leaving

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Christopher Muller, School of Hospitality Administration

Darden Restaurants announced the elimination of 85 jobs at its Orlando headquarters and the retirement of its second-in-command on Friday as it struggles with performance issues at its key chains, Olive Garden and Red Lobster…

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“Olive Garden, probably more than any other company in the entire industry, is smack in the sweet middle-class mindset. It is middle class and … the middle class is suffering.”

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