Behind the sales metrics and calculations driving Darden forward is a much simpler story. During a conference call Tuesday, CEO Gene Lee recalled the landscape three years prior. LongHorn Steakhouse and Olive Garden were standing at the terminal with suitcases full of luggage and zero chance of fitting them in the overhead bin.
Coinciding with the brand’s announcement of its Q3 earnings results, Darden Restaurants will add casual dining brand Cheddar’s to its portfolio that includes Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse.Why Did Darden Take This Gamble? Read More About it HereFrom expanding to-go offerings to focusing on real estate, here’s a look at how the company continues to improve its restaurants and how it plans to integrate Cheddar’s.
It isn’t every day that a major casual dining company precedes a financial review with a $780 million jolt. In this sector of the industry especially, it has become commonplace for organizations to huddle and guard their assets.
A November study by Market Force Information revealed, in a surprising twist, that Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen had unseated Cracker Barrel as America’s favorite chain. It was the first time the 165-unit chain even earned votes to be included in the rankings.
Darden Restaurants recently announced the recipients of its annual “William B. Darden Distinguished Supplier Awards.” The award, named for the company's late founder, recognizes suppliers who continuously exceed expectations by providing innovative products and services that contribute to the success of the company.
Darden Restaurants, Inc., reported its financial results for the first quarter ended August 28.First Quarter 2017 Financial Highlights Versus Same Fiscal Quarter Last YearTotal sales from continuing operations increased 1.
Darden Restaurants, the nation’s largest restaurant company and owner of Olive Garden, is facing pressure from investors Thursday at its annual shareholder meeting to eliminate the routine use of antibiotics in its supply chain, a practice that can fuel the spread of drug resistant bacteria.
Darden Restaurants, Inc. reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended May 29. The fourth quarter of last year included an extra week of operations resulting in a 53-week fiscal 2015.
Advocates across the U.S. are demonstrating at Olive Garden restaurants Thursday asking the chain and its parent company, Darden Restaurants, Inc., to improve food-sourcing and labor practices. The demonstrations are taking place in New York City, Washington, D.
Darden Restaurants, Inc. announced its anticipated third quarter fiscal 2016 results. Darden expects same-restaurant sales to increase approximately 6%for the fiscal quarter (November 30, 2015 to February 28, 2016 vs.
Olive Garden is strengthening its commitment to helping families in need by partnering with Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief organization. In addition to Olive Garden's ongoing efforts, this new partnership with Feeding America will add 5.
QSR Automations, Inc., an industry leader in kitchen and guest management systems, announced Tuesday that it has partnered with Darden Restaurants for a nationwide roll out of its DineTime guest management platform to more than 1,300 LongHorn Steakhouse and Olive Garden locations over the next year.
This is the powerhouse list of groups that own and operate the industry’s highest-performing full-service chains. Ranked based on the group’s 2014 U.S. sales, each parent company owns at least two chains and more than 40 brands are represented in this who’s who of chain operators.
Darden Restaurants Inc. today announced the appointment of Jeffrey Davis as its senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective July 16, 2015. In this role, Davis assumes responsibility for the financial functions of the company, including finance and accounting, corporate reporting, corporate tax, treasury and investor relations, as well as internal audit, supply chain, and real estate and development.
Darden Restaurants recently announced the recipients of its annual William B. Darden Distinguished Supplier Awards. The award, named for the company's late founder, recognizes suppliers who continuously exceed expectations by providing innovative products and services that contribute to the success of the company.