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Darden Restaurants, Inc. Message Board

  • boar292hog boar292hog Feb 23, 2013 8:59 PM Flag

    DRI needs to cut the DIV

    by 25% back to 1.50 shr/yr. Cross polinate even more so, common items throughout all three restaurants for economy of scale assuming there is room to do so.
    Were is the casual priced menu? Or the Value Menu for casual quick in and out diners? I ask because yes afordability is everything in this economy and with over 2 billion in debt, I hate to think what an increase in rates would mean for that debt if it is indeed variable rate libor etc.
    Locations. Leases? Business plan?
    It seems DRI still attracts that once or twice a year crowd celebrating a Birthday, reunion of sorts, or the warmup meal for groups attending other primary activities like a wedding/business meeting etc. who are gathered for say a 3 day weekend or at least thats my experience.

    Not to dwell on the subject but I no longer even consider the DRI restaurants when I am looking for a "quickie" so to speak. I don't know the solution but pricing that appeals to the masses is what is missing at DRI.

    The quality and service is fine but when the bill comes, the customer is reminded why he doesn't visit very often anymore.

    Good to hear DRI is still working on the pricing issue because frankly this tier of restaurants is open for the taking.

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