April comps mixed for Darden, OSI

ORLANDO Fla. Two casual-dining giants, Red Lobster and Olive Garden parent Darden Restaurants Inc. and Outback Steakhouse parent OSI Restaurants Inc., reported mixed same-store sales results for April.


Darden, based here, said same-store sales for the four weeks ended April 29 increased between 5 percent and 6 percent at Olive Garden, but fell between 1 percent and 2 percent at Red Lobster. Average checks increased from the same period of a year

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