In 2011, Darden Eating places, which owned Olive Backyard and, on the time, Crimson Lobster, realized that it wanted a greater technique to enhance income from each eating places. To attain this purpose, six areas can be constructed as mixture Olive Backyard and Crimson Lobsters, designed to tug extra revenue utilizing one single restaurant.
Mixture eating places aren’t new, even when the mixture of Olive Backyard and Crimson Lobster was unconventional. You’ll have, for instance, seen a Taco Bell and a Pizza Hut sharing the identical constructing or maybe a KFC sharing area with a Lengthy John Silver’s. There are lots of the explanation why these mixture eating places exist, to make certain, however one is that the usage of a single kitchen and constructing for 2 eating places is an effective way to save lots of on assets. It is less expensive to construct one constructing and use it to deal with each eating places than to construct two fully separate buildings. Mixture eating places may additionally attraction to areas which have a low inhabitants as, it doesn’t matter what restaurant the shopper chooses, the corporate would nonetheless be making a good revenue.
However evidently such an achievement wasn’t within the playing cards for Darden Eating places. Though six mixture Olive Gardens/Crimson Lobsters have been opened in complete, they shuttered in 2014 and now stay a faint reminiscence of what may have been. However how may the mixture of two well-liked eating places someway fail?