Ad Critic Leaves Helm of Red Lobster

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CHICAGO Darden Restaurants president and chief operating officer Dick Rivera, who oversaw the restaurant group’s Red Lobster locations, has resigned as the seafood chain’s sales continue to slump, the company said.

Joe Lee, chairman and chief executive officer of Orlando, Fla.-based Darden, has assumed operating responsibilities for Darden and Red Lobster, with a new president expected to be named by May, the company said.

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