Darden: No economic recovery this year

ORLANDO Fla. Darden Restaurants Inc. capped off its June-ended fiscal year with increased sales and earnings from continuing operations, mostly helped by an additional operating week and new unit openings at Olive Garden, its largest and strongest chain.

However, the Orlando-based casual-dining company, which operates about 1,700 locations under various brands, also warned that its recent string of negative same-store sales showed no signs of snapping soon.

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