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The Chains: Olive Garden Boldy Defends Breadstick Policy

Olive Garden's parent company Darden has bravely come to the defense of the quasi-Italian chain's breadstick policy. Last week, investors/killjoys Starboard Value proclaimed in a 300-page treatise that Olive Garden was handing out too many breadsticks, amongst a slew...
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