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Olive Garden Leans Into New Value Strategy

Darden's flagship Olive Garden, which makes up about half of the company's net sales, has been smart when it comes to incorporating everyday value into its menu. The brand has found the sweet spot when it comes to promotions—leveraging them to its advantage, instead of relying on discounting too much.

&pizza Goes Mobile with New Growth Strategy

&pizza’s reputation for making bold moves is nothing new. Founder Michael Lastoria recently told Sapore that he plans on doubling the chain’s footprint over the next two years. The D.C.-based pizza chain, which opened in 2012, now has 36 locations.

The Cheesecake Factory Sees Potential for 200 North Italia Locations

As The Cheesecake Factory wrapped up its second quarter of fiscal 2019, it announced a multi-million dollar deal to acquire Fox Restaurant Concepts and the remaining interest of North Italia. Instead of continuing as an investor, The Cheesecake Factory’s leadership decided it would be more beneficial to acquire renowned restaurateur Sam Fox’s company.