Can you imagine a world without Olive Garden or McDonald’s? Changing consumer tastes are hurting American restaurants. We may see many culinary staples go out of business soon. However, some of these restaurants are finding ways to survive, and diners can’t seem to quit eating at these places.
These American chains are coming back stronger than ever, especially in some cases, like one adaptable seafood restaurant (page 10).
1. Olive Garden
- The Never Ending Pasta Pass is no joke.
Darden Restaurants, the owner of the Olive Garden chain, knows what America wants. Evidently, it’s breadsticks and huge amounts of pasta. Though Olive Garden was the poster child for struggling restaurants in recent years, the chain is persevering with creative promotions and its bread and butter — literally. As a result, the chain is beating sales forecasts and more customers are returning for dinner.
Next: Diners still want to go “down under.”