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Saru Jayaraman and the Food Labor Research Center are no longer affiliated with the Labor Center. The Food Labor Research Center is now housed at the Goldman School of Public Policy. Please visit: https://gspp.berkeley.edu/centers/food-labor-research-center


    Commentary by Saru Jayaraman in Huffington Post

    The Politics on Your Plate at Olive Garden

    Darden Restaurants, owner of multiple restaurant chains including Olive Garden and Longhorn Steakhouse, is a leading corporate lobbying powerhouse in its industry. Darden has played a prominent role in opposition to minimum wage increases and earned sick leave policies, and in supporting politics that impact food sustainability and customer health.