Darden Restaurants Reports Quarterly EPS of 80 Cents
Sales from continuing operations were $1.81 billion in the quarter ended Aug. 29, up 4.2% from a year earlier, the company said in a statement.
Darden's board declared a quarterly dividend of 32 cents per share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable Nov. 1.
"We are pleased with our very strong financial performance this quarter and encouraged by the continued improvement in industry sales trends," CEO Clarence Otis said.