Analyst targets possible Darden acquisitions

Mark Kalinowski names BJ's, CPK and Yard House as potential purchases

Speculation that Darden Restaurants Inc. may be shopping for another brand was revived Wednesday by an analyst who pinpointed three West Coast-based chains as possible acquisition targets.

After attending a Darden analyst conference this week, Mark Kalinowski of Janney Capital Markets wrote Wednesday that the chance the company would make an acquisition within the next 12 to 24 months was growing.

Darden officials did not spend much time during their formal presentations talking

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