Diners wearing protective masks wait outside an Olive Garden restaurant in Thornton, Colorado, on Friday, March 19, 2021.
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Darden Restaurants on Thursday reported quarterly earnings that topped analysts’ expectations as customers visited Olive Garden and its other chains more than expected.
The company is forecasting that its fiscal fourth-quarter results will show it’s well on the way to recovering from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Shares of the company rose more than 4% in premarket trading.
Here’s what the company reported for the quarter ended Feb. 28 compared with what Wall Street was expecting, based on a survey of analysts by…