Darden: Restaurants perform better with full-time employees

Darden: Restaurants perform better with full-time employees

The casual-dining operator won’t trim employee hours to curb health-care costs

Darden Restaurants Inc., parent to the Olive Garden, Red Lobster and LongHorn Steakhouse chains, is expected to announce Thursday that it will not immediately expand a test that had limited the number of full-time employee positions to skirt upcoming federal health-care requirements.

Rich Jeffers, director of media relations for Orlando, Fla.-based Darden, said Wednesday that the company would be making an announcement in the morning. In October, Darden had confirmed it wa

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