Darden: Stronger sales, lower expenses boost 3Q results

Darden: Stronger sales, lower expenses boost 3Q results

Net income rises 22.6 percent during the quarter

Darden Restaurants Inc. reported a 22.6-percent increase in net income during the third quarter, the company said Friday, as same-store sales at each of its concepts increased and the company cut marketing and other costs.

Darden recorded net income of $133.8 million during the quarter ended Feb. 22, or $1.07 per share, an increase from $109.7 million, or 84 cents per share, the previous year.

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