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Olive Garden parent Darden shakes up management

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 9, 2013 at 7:26 am •  Published: January 9, 2013

Darden also said it was hit by a publicity backlash from tests intended to gauge how it could limit costs for workers' health care.

Starting in 2014, big employers such as Darden will be required to provide health insurance to full-time workers. The company had tested hiring more part-time workers in select markets to gauge how it could mitigate those costs. It has since said no full-time workers will be bumped down to part-time status as a result of the health care overhaul.

Darden has about 2,000 locations in North America; roughly 1,500 of them are Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants.