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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September 20, 2018 Darden Restaurants Reports Fiscal 2019 First Quarter Results and Increases Financial Outlook For The Full Fiscal Year
Darden Restaurants, Inc., (NYSE: DRI) today reported its financial results for the first quarter ended August 26, 2018. First Quarter 2019 Financial Highlights, Comparisons Versus Same Fiscal Quarter Last Year Total sales increased 6.5% to $2.06 billion, including 3.2% growth from the addition of 52 net new restaurants Blended same-restaurant sales increased 3.3%
+5.3% for Olive Garden -4.0% for Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen
+3.1% for LongHorn Steakhouse +0.6% for Yard House
+3.9% for The Capital Grille -1.9% for Seasons 52
+3.0% for Eddie V's +1.1% for Bahama Breeze Reported diluted net earnings per share from continuing operations increased 41.1% to $1.34 and increased 35.4% from last year's adjusted diluted net earnings per share* The Company repurchased approximately $31 million of its outstanding common stock * See "Non-GAAP Information" below for more details "We are pleased to report another quarter of strong results and market share gains," said CEO...
September 19, 2018 Darden Restaurants, Inc. Announces New Board Member
Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) today announced that Timothy J. Wilmott has been elected to its Board of Directors. Wilmott was elected, along with Darden's seven incumbent directors, during the Company's Annual Meeting of Shareholders today. "My fellow Board members and I are delighted to welcome Tim to the Board," said Chuck Sonsteby, Chairman of the Board of Directors. "His extensive experience with multi-unit operations, both domestically and internationally, as well as his experience in mergers and acquisitions are tremendous assets to our Board." Commenting on his election, Wilmott said, "I look forward to being part of this Board and working with my fellow members and Darden's leadership team to build on the strong momentum they have created across the business." Mr. Wilmott, age 60, has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Penn National Gaming, Inc., a leading operator and owner of gaming and racing facilities and video gaming terminal operations with a focus on slot...
August 27, 2018 Darden Restaurants to Host Fiscal 2019 First Quarter Conference Call on September 20
Darden Restaurants, Inc., (NYSE:DRI) plans to release its fiscal 2019 first quarter financial results before the market opens on Thursday, September 20, 2018, with a conference call to follow at 8:30 am ET.  Gene Lee, CEO, and other senior management will discuss first 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 First Quarter Earnings Conference Call When: 8:30 am ET, Thursday, September 20, 2018 Where: 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...