Darden Restaurants

Darden Restaurants Honors its Top Suppliers

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.

Same-Restaurant Sales Rise for Darden Restaurants

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.

Olive Garden Facing Investor Pressure to Eliminate Antibiotics

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.

Olive Garden Teams up with Feeding America

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.

Darden Restaurants to Roll Out Guest Management Platform

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.

FSR 50: Top 10 Groups

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 Appoints Jeffrey Davis as Senior VP and CFO

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 Announces Distinguished Supplier Awards

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.

Sales Up Across Darden's Portfolio in Latest Quarter

Darden Restaurants, Inc. today reported its financial results for the second quarter ended Nov. 23, 2014.Key highlights for the second quarter include second-quarter total sales from continuing operations being $1.

Darden Takes Strategic Action to Cut Costs

Darden Restaurants, Inc. announced several leadership changes and strategic actions in order to increase the focus on restaurant operations and improve the guest experience.  The company reports these changes will better position Darden to win the battle for market share across all of its concepts.

Sales Up Across Darden's Portfolio in September

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.

Darden Donates $50,000 to NRAEF's Summer Institute

While school was out this summer, ProStart educators honed their culinary skills at the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation's (NRAEF) 2014 Summer Institutes, a series of weeklong professional development workshops held at the country's leading culinary schools.