Darden traffic takes hit from weather

|About: Darden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI)|By:, SA News Editor

The company estimates EPS was hit by about $0.13, with $0.07 of that from severe winter and $0.06 related to the implementation of its new strategic plan.

Winter weather? Same-Restaurant Traffic at Olive Garden -4.6% in January, -4.9% in February. For Red Lobster, -18.7% and -11.9%, for LongHorn Steakhouse +0.7% and -0.4%.

Full year fiscal 2014 guidance of a 15-20% decline in EPS, excluding any costs from the new strategic plan.

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