Next up for Olive Garden? More take-out and delivery options

June 23, 2015

Olive Garden, the recently floundering casual dining chain owned by Darden Restaurants DRI 0.01% , is getting its groove back and aims to continue that momentum by building up its take-out business.

The Italian restaurant chain, which made headlines throughout 2014 as activist Wall Street investors looked to sack its previous board of directors while providing tips on how to cook pasta, has reported 10 straight months of same-restaurant sales growth. One of the key ingredients of its recent success? Take-out, enabled by a long overdue investment in tech.

Darden, which also owns Long Horn, Capital Grille, and other…