Retailers, consumers and prices
Check out what Americans like to eat. Apparently, it may be an endless bowl of pasta.
Olive Garden owner Darden Restaurants posted a weaker-than-expected increase in same-store sales in the most recent quarter.
But the 1.1 percent increase was better than what the restaurant industry has shown overall and sales at Olive Gardens open at least 16 months rose 2.7 percent.
Chief Executive Clarence Otis said Olive Garden saw increased traffic in July and August.