Check averages dip, Darden adapts

Check averages dip, Darden adapts

When customers demand affordable options and smaller portions, where will casual dining chains find growth?

It’s a huge check-booster when customers order appetizers at casual dining chains—providing they order an entrée, too. But when customers go the appetizer-only route, check averages shrink. No wonder Darden Restaurants chose to address this issue during its most recent conference call with security analysts.

Darden execs had

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