“Darden Restaurants (DRI) has
been struggling to make its brands relevant again as diners
increasingly head to chains like Chipotle and Panera, where they
feel they’re getting restaurant-quality food without paying as
much. As it looks for ways to catch up to shifting trends, Red
Lobster this week started testing a ‘pay-at-the-counter’ concept at
two locations near its headquarters.”
—The great divide between people who like to occasionally eat at a restaurant with table service and the food-obsessed coastal elite snobs grew a little wider this week, as mall chain stalwart Red Lobster began selling its Krab Dinners at the counter, McDonaldland-style.
Photo by Daniel Oines.