The Darden family of restaurants features some of the most recognizable and successful brands in full-service dining. Through subsidiaries, we own and operate more than 1,700 restaurants, employ 180,000 people and serve nearly 390 million guests a year.

Darden’s Mission

Be financially successful through great people consistently delivering outstanding food, drinks and service in an inviting atmosphere, making every guest loyal!

Darden’s Vision

Support best-in-class restaurant brands, helping them reach their full potential by leveraging scale, insight and experience.

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March 28, 2019 Darden Restaurants Announces Animal Welfare Policy Founded On Improvements In Welfare Outcomes
Company also updates progress on animal welfare commitments and establishes new commitment to purchase chicken raised without medically important antibiotics by 2023 Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) today announced an animal welfare policy that encourages higher welfare outcomes for farm animals in its supply chain. As part of the policy, Darden intends to form an external Animal Welfare Advisory Council that the Company will leverage to continually ensure its animal welfare program is based on best available science and industry-wide practices, including developments in outcomes measurement and reporting. "After a thorough and thoughtful process, which included extensive benchmarking and input from a variety of stakeholders, we are adopting an Animal Welfare Policy to articulate Darden's position and values around the treatment of animals in our supply chain," said Susan Connelly, Senior Vice President of Communications and Corporate Affairs for Darden. "Today's announcement...
March 21, 2019 Darden Restaurants Reports Fiscal 2019 Third Quarter Results; Increases Financial Outlook For The Full Fiscal Year; And Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend
Darden Restaurants, Inc., (NYSE: DRI) today reported its financial results for the third quarter ended February 24, 2019. Third Quarter 2019 Financial Highlights, Comparisons Versus Same Fiscal Quarter Last Year Total sales increased 5.5% to $2.25 billion driven by the addition of 39 net new restaurants and a blended same-restaurant sales increase of 2.8% Same-restaurant sales by brand:
+4.3% for Olive Garden -2.7% for Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen
+3.8% for LongHorn Steakhouse -2.1% for Yard House
+4.3% for The Capital Grille -1.3% for Seasons 52
+3.7% for Eddie V's -3.7% for Bahama Breeze Reported diluted net earnings per share from continuing operations increased 3.4% to $1.80 and increased 5.3% from last year's adjusted diluted net earnings per share* The Company repurchased approximately $74 million of its outstanding common stock * See "Non-GAAP Information" below for more details "Our strong top-line results exceeded the industry this quarter resulting...
February 28, 2019 Darden Restaurants To Host Fiscal 2019 Third Quarter Conference Call On March 21
Darden Restaurants, Inc., (NYSE: DRI) plans to release its fiscal 2019 third quarter financial results before the market opens on Thursday, March 21, 2019, with a conference call to follow at 8:30 am ET.  Gene Lee, CEO, and other senior management will discuss third quarter results and conduct a question and answer session.  For those who cannot listen to the live broadcast, a replay will be available shortly after the call. What: Darden Restaurants, Inc. Fiscal 2019 Third Quarter Earnings Conference Call When: 8:30 am ET, Thursday, March 21, 2019 Where: https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/1007/29533 How: Live over the Internet – Simply log on to the web at the address above or, to access via the telephone, dial 1-888-396-9924 and enter passcode 3047110 to join the call. About Darden Darden is a restaurant company featuring a portfolio of differentiated brands that include Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen, Yard House, The Capital Grille, Seasons 52,...