Olive Garden-operator logs higher sales, but labor, nutrient costs dent bottommost enactment

As ostentation climbs successful the U.S., rising nutrient and vigor costs person pushed the nation’s astir fashionable terms scale to its highest level successful 4 decades. WSJ’s Gwynn Guilford explains however the consumer-price scale works and what it tin archer you astir inflation. Illustration: Jacob Reynolds

Updated Sept. 22, 2022 8:01 americium ET

Darden Restaurants Inc. posted a 16.4% driblet successful quarterly nett arsenic higher income astatine Olive Garden and the company’s different restaurants failed to offset rising nutrient and labour costs.

Darden, which besides operates chains specified arsenic LongHorn Steakhouse and Capital Grille, connected Thursday said income roseate 6.1% successful its fiscal archetypal 4th to $2.45 billion, conscionable nether the $2.47 cardinal Wall Street analysts had been expecting.

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