Darden takes a loss in 2Q

Darden takes a loss in 2Q

One-time items take a bite out of profits

Darden Restaurants Inc. reported a $32.8 million loss in the company’s fiscal second quarter as several adjustments and one-time items bit into the casual dining operator’s profits.

Company revenue increased 4.9 percent to $1.56 billion in the quarter ending November 23 from $1.49 billion in the same period in 2013, as most of the chain’s brands reported same-store sales growth. That included a 0.5 percent same-store sales growth at its flagship Olive Garden brand, and a 2.6 per

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