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 1,800 restaurants, employ 175,000 people and serve nearly 360 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 1, 2021 Darden Restaurants To Host Fiscal 2021 Third Quarter Conference Call On March 25
Darden Restaurants, Inc., (NYSE: DRI) plans to release its fiscal 2021 third quarter financial results before the market opens on Thursday, March 25, 2021, 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 2021 Third Quarter Earnings Conference Call

When: 8:30 am ET, Thursday, March 25, 2021


How: Live over the Internet – Simply log on to the web at the address above or, to access via the telephone, please dial 1-833-470-0145 and provide the conference passcode 2954259. About Darden Darden is a restaurant company featuring a portfolio of differentiated brands that include Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Cheddar's Scratch...
January 27, 2021 Darden Restaurants Helps Feeding America® Food Banks In Five States Add Mobile Food Pantries To Serve Communities In Need
January 27, 2021  by Darden Restaurants New grant from charitable arm of Olive Garden parent company will help increase access to food in communities of color As part of the company’s ongoing efforts to fight hunger, Darden Restaurants has partnered with Feeding America® to enhance mobile food pantry programs in areas with higher levels of food insecurity, including communities of color. Through a $500,000 grant from the Darden Restaurants, Inc. Foundation and additional support from Darden’s partners, Penske Truck Leasing and Lineage Logistics, five Feeding America food banks will each receive a 26-foot refrigerated box truck to help increase access to nutritious food and address transportation needs. “As a restaurant company, we are uniquely positioned to make a meaningful difference in the fight against hunger, and we are proud to partner with Feeding America to make a positive impact in communities where it is needed most,” said Gene Lee, Chairman and CEO of Darden. “Mobile...
December 18, 2020 Darden Board of Directors Elects CEO Eugene I. Lee, Jr. as Chair; Darden Names Ricardo Cardenas as President and Chief Operating Officer; Rajesh Vennam Named Chief Financial Officer
The Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) Board of Directors has elected Chief Executive Officer Eugene (Gene) I. Lee, Jr. as Chairman of the Board, succeeding Charles (Chuck) M. Sonsteby, effective January 4, 2021. Mr. Sonsteby will become the Board's Lead Independent Director. "At a time of unprecedented change in our industry, the Board concluded that it is in the best interests of the Company to combine the roles of Chairman and CEO in order to drive the most efficient execution of its long-term strategy," said Sonsteby. "Gene is an extraordinary leader with a passion for our business and team members resulting from decades of restaurant operating experience and successful executive leadership. He has delivered significant value for shareholders and we believe this is the right time for him to assume this role." Mr. Lee became chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors in 2015. "I am honored to serve as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. I want to thank...