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Gene Lee's path from teenage busboy to Darden CEO

Restaurant SmartBrief | Mar 03, 2015

New Darden Restaurants CEO Gene Lee began as a busboy and built a career in restaurants, earning a reputation along the way for being competitive and devoted to the job. "Gene definitely had high standards and was demanding, but very quick to give credit. He tries to build the confidence to do better, and when people do that, he rewards them," said retired Darden executive Val Collins. Orlando Sentinel (Fla.) (tiered subscription model) (03/01)


Denver's fast-casual success fuels new concepts

Restaurant SmartBrief | Mar 04, 2015

What's ahead for McDonald's newest CEO?

Restaurant SmartBrief | Mar 02, 2015

Domino's goes social to promote new name

Restaurant SmartBrief | Feb 27, 2015

Dairy Queen celebrates 75 years of tradition, innovation

Restaurant SmartBrief | Mar 05, 2015

Former Cinnabon president finds success with "The Hotshot Rule"

Restaurant SmartBrief | Mar 03, 2015

Jason's Deli tops list of favorite sandwich joints

Restaurant SmartBrief | Feb 27, 2015

Starbucks, Concur to make expense reporting easier

Restaurant SmartBrief | Mar 02, 2015

Family dining chains see renewed popularity

Restaurant SmartBrief | Feb 27, 2015

McDonald's to phase out antibiotics in chicken

Restaurant SmartBrief | Mar 05, 2015


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