Lois, I live in NJ. We have Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Longhorn, all on the same street, maybe within 2 miles.
Why are they so against healthy employees? Because adding the wage these workers get to the health care premium they would have to pay, cost the resturant manager more than these workers can earn. These are not expensive resturants (although Darden has some other, higher-price brands), so they have to keep costs down, below the low selling price.