Retail analyst Howard Penney has his eye on the increasing promotional activity from Darden...

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

Retail analyst Howard Penney has his eye on the increasing promotional activity from Darden Restaurants (DRI) with its Olive Garden chain (2 for $25 coupon) as the restaurant operator looks for ways to boost visitors. The catch? If the company gives up margins so easily without boosting traffic nicely it will be spinning its wheels. (Previous: DRI warns on promotions)