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Audio – Shaking up those Smokey Bones

March 6, 2007

madsen.jpgDarden Restaurants Inc., which runs restaurants such as Olive Garden and Red Lobster, is looking at ways to change one of its smaller chains.

President and COO Drew Madsen, speaking at the Reuters Food Summit on Tuesday, said that Smokey Bones has not been meeting its expectations and that several of the restaurants may be replaced with a new concept, Rocky River Grillhouse.

He also said that the company is aggressively looking at acquisitions.

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