10/8/2013

Red Lobster will end Seaside Express lunch service at the two Florida restaurants where it launched the order-at-the-counter service in March to compete with Panera Bread and other fast-casual chains. The Darden Restaurants-owned chain said it won't develop the fast-casual concept further, deciding instead that "our clear No. 1 priority is to stay focused on our core business and make the casual-dining experience the best it can be," said spokeswoman Heidi Schauer.

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