| Jun 5, 2013
| 11:03 AM
Paris in the springtime has nothing on Orlando.
We got theme parks, outlet malls, Olive Garden restaurants, awseome sourvier shops and more mini-golf that any single person has time to conquer in one lifetime.
And what's more romantic than taking...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 10:32 PM
WASHINGTON — Shortly after she launched her signature anti-obesity initiative more than three years ago, Michelle Obama signaled she would take on a contentious issue: advertising for snacks, soft drinks, sugary cereals and fast food aimed at...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 8:23 AM
Darden Restaurants Inc.’s second quarter was far from appetizing, as the owner of Olive Garden and Red Lobster watched its net income plunge 37%.
The Orlando, Fla., restaurant company saw the sour numbers coming. Earlier in December, citing a...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 8:35 AM
Looking for evidence of China’s economic prowess, Europe’s malaise and consumer ennui in the U.S.? Use the international restaurant industry as a barometer, according to a report this week.
China’s economy, coming off a period of...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 10:11 AM
TIME reports: Public Policy Polling, generally occupied with conducting polls regarding campaign issues, conducted a survey focused on the food preferences of Republicans and Democrats. One thing everyone agrees on? Olive Garden.
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| Nov 12, 2012
| 1:31 PM
According to the National Survey of Veterans, those age 55 and older make up nearly 64 percent of the veteran population.
So it is no wonder that veterans programs and special honors are part of the focus in retirement communities throughout the...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 12:29 PM
Marketers selling food to children and teens spent 20% less in 2009 than they did in 2006 and are making "modest nutritional improvements" to the products they promote, according to a new government report.
Advertisers shelled out nearly $1.8 billion to...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 4:07 PM
Using “fascism” to describe President Obama’s healthcare reform was “poor use of an emotionally charged word,” according to John Mackey, co-chief executive and co-founder of Whole Foods Market.
In a blog post Thursday,...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 3:30 PM
The same day that Olive Garden parent Darden Restaurants Inc. said it will not bump down existing full-time workers to part-time status to skirt healthcare costs, a petition calling on the company’s chief executive to clarify his position is gaining...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 9:15 AM
Darden Restaurants Inc., the parent of eateries such as Olive Garden and Red Lobster, said it will not bump any of its full-time employees down to part-time status to save on healthcare costs once President Obama’s reforms go into effect.
| Dec 11, 2012
| 1:48 PM
The American restaurant industry is headed into a year full of obstacles, including health coverage costs related to "Obamacare," employee turnover, rising food costs and weak consumer spending.
Still, the National Restaurant Assn. predicts that the...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 8:41 AM
It’s never just a simple bear hug when President Obama is involved.
For Florida pizza parlor owner Scott Van Duzer, lifting the president off the floor this weekend has wrought an onslaught of impassioned political commentary from customers on...