Darden Wants Even More Market Share From You

Independent operators had a rough time during the recession. Darden plans to make it even rougher during the recovery.

Market research firm NPD Group says independent restaurants lost a lot of customers to chain restaurants over the past four years. Now the biggest casual dining chain, Darden Restaurants, is telling investors it plans to win away even more of them over the next five. Yet their gain may not necessarily be your loss.  

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