Sales Up Across Darden's Portfolio in September

Oct 02, 2014 Industry News
Industry News

Darden Restaurants, Inc. today reported U.S. same-restaurant sales for the five-week September fiscal month ended Sept. 28, 2014.  

This period is the first month of Darden's fiscal 2015 second quarter. The same-restaurant sales in fiscal Septemer 2015 versus fiscal September 2014 is as follows:

  • Olive Garden
    Fiscal September 2015: +0.6 percent
    Fiscal September 2014: -2.6 percent
  • LongHorn Steakhouse
    Fiscal September 2015: +3.2 percent
    Fiscal September 2014: +2.9 percent
  • The Capital Grille
    Fiscal September 2015: +6.4 percent
    Fiscal September 2014: +1.5 percent
  • Yard House
    Fiscal September 2015: +3.8 percent
    Fiscal September 2014: -0.6 percent
  • Seasons 52
    Fiscal September 2015: +1.3 percent
    Fiscal September 2014: -3.2 percent
  • Bahama Breeze
    Fiscal September 2015: -0.3 percent
    Fiscal September 2014: +1.7 percent
  • Eddie V's
    Fiscal September 2015: +4 percent
    Fiscal September 2014: +3.8 percent

"We are pleased with the solid year-over-year same-restaurant sales increases we achieved in September at most of our brands, including at Olive Garden," says Gene Lee, president and chief operating officer of Darden.  

"These increases further demonstrate that Darden's operational improvements are taking hold. In addition to Olive Garden's turnaround, we are driving continued growth at LongHorn Steakhouse and our Specialty Restaurant brands. We thank Darden's employees across the company for their unwavering focus on providing a superior guest experience, which has supported these results. While we still have work to do, we look forward with confidence in the actions we are taking and in Darden's success."

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