Restaurant and retail roundup

FOOD & RESTAURANTS

  • The Associated Press reports that Olive Garden and Red Lobster are struggling. Their Florida-based corporate owner hopes to recapture diners by changing menu and prices. Revenue at Olive Gardens open at least a year fell 1.6 percent in the company's last quarter. The drop was more than twice as steep for Red Lobsters open at least a year. Boise's Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants on North Milwaukee Street are among those. Pricing is part of the problem. For example, a Red Lobster price increase of $1, to $12.99, for the "Festival of Shrimp" drove people away.
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  • The Idaho Statesman's Dana Oland's weekly wrap-up says the Boise Co-op's pet food store is open. The Griddle Restaurant is days away from opening a second location on ParkCenter Boulevard. The Soul Food Extravaganza and Taste of McCall are around the corner.
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  • We've got a review of Tony's Pizzeria Teatro next to the Egyptian Theatre in Downtown Boise. Fun fact: Owner Tony Vuolo is the brother of Gino Vuolo, who owns Gino's Italian Ristorante in Meridian.
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I cut my own hair and seafood doesn't hit me ex. clam chowder...

trust me the crap at Best Buy isn't any better elsewhere.

It's hot so I'm really not riding my bike to Fort St.

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