(Reuters) – Darden Restaurants Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly sales, helped by aggressive promotions and an expanded menu at its Olive Garden and Red Lobster chains. Sales rose 11 percent to $ 2.29 billion in the fourth quarter, topping analysts' expectation of $ 2.27 billion. Overall same-restaurant sales rose 2.2 percent. Net income for the ended May 26, fell to $ 133.2 million, or $ 1.01 per share, from $ 151.2 million, or $ 1.15 per share, a year earlier. Analysts on average expected the company to earn $ 1.03 per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. …
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