LongHorn Steakhouse

3 Reasons Darden is Crushing the Competition

Darden Brands reported its Q4 2017 earnings Tuesday and, yet again, the company’s premier restaurants are outperforming the casual dining segment.Olive Garden posted a 4.4 percent same-store sales increase—its 11th consecutive quarter of growth—while LongHorn Steakhouse reported its 17th consecutive quarter of same-stores sales growth and an increase of 3.

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.

Todd Burrowes to Rejoin LongHorn Steakhouse as President

Darden Restaurants announced Monday that Todd Burrowes was named President of LongHorn Steakhouse. The move will take effect on Tuesday. Burrowes is rejoining the brand after spending the last two years as President, Ruby Tuesday Concept and Chief Operations Officer.

LongHorn Steakhouse Supports First Responders

LongHorn Steakhouse is recognizing America's first responders for dedicating their lives' work to helping others and their devotion to assisting those in need. On Oct. 6, all firefighters, police officers, and Emergency Medical Service workers will enjoy a complimentary appetizer from LongHorn's Bold Bites menu.

Olive Garden, Red Lobster Face Sizable Sales Declines

Sales at Darden grew to $8.76 billion in fiscal 2014, which ended May 25, 2014, up 2.4 percent from 2013. While LongHorn Steakhouse, Yard House, and the Specialty Restaurants group posted sales gains, cornerstone brand Olive Garden saw a 3.

Sales Climb 3.5% for Top 500 Chains

According to Technomic’s Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report, the foodservice consultancy’s annual update on the top U.S. chain restaurant organizations, U.S. systemwide sales for the group grew to an estimated $264 billion in 2013, up more than $8.

Darden Reports Lower Earnings for Third Quarter

Darden Restaurants today reported that it anticipates lower earnings for the third quarter, ending February 23, 2014, citing diminished sales and higher direct costs associated with more severe winter weather.

Darden Continues International Growth

Darden Restaurants, Inc. announced it has signed an area development agreement with Secret Recipe, a leading restaurant operator in Asia.  The company will initially develop 13 units under Darden's Red Lobster, Olive Garden, and LongHorn Steakhouse brands in Malaysia with the option for additional brands and locations in the future.

Taking Home Silver, Hoping for Gold

Judging the Gold and Silver Plate awards for more than 15 years has afforded me the opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at many of foodservice’s most talented individuals.Reading the nomination forms is insightful and inspiring, and the judging process is equally so.

Longhorn Raises Spirits With VeeV Açaí

VeeV Açaí Spirit is now available at one of the most popular U.S. restaurant groups, Longhorn Steakhouse, at more than 370 locations of the upscale-casual dining chain specializing in American West grilling.

Darden to Host Fiscal Q2 Call

Darden Restaurants Inc. will host its Fiscal 2012 Second Quarter conference call next Friday, December 16, at 8:30 a.m. EST . The conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet.Clarence Otis, chairman & CEO, and other senior management will cover subjects including forward-looking information, such as the outlook for the current month or quarter, and the company's previously announced earnings guidance.

Darden to Host Fiscal Q1 Call

Darden Restaurants Inc. will host its fiscal 2012 first quarter conference call on Wednesday, September 28, 2011, at 8:30 a.m. EST.   The conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet.

Darden Supports Michelle Obama, Cuts Calories

Darden Restaurants Inc., operator of the Olive Garden and Red Lobster dining chains, agreed to work with the Partnership for a Healthier America to cut calories and salt in its meals.Darden will reduce calories and sodium by 10 percent in the next five years at its six different restaurant chains, Rich Jeffers, a company spokesman, said today in an interview.

Raising The Steaks

There’s a sizzle in the air these days. Steakhouses are stealing the spotlight with fired-up earnings reports, expansions and hot new menu items that are stoking consumer appetites. They’re even taking over reality television as chefs compete on the current season of Gordon Ramsay’s “Hell’s Kitchen” to win the head chef position at BLT Steak.