The Darden family of restaurants features some of the most recognizable and successful brands in full-service dining: Olive Garden ®, LongHorn Steakhouse ®, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen ®, Yard House ®, The Capital Grille ®, Seasons 52 ®, Bahama Breeze ® and Eddie V’s ®.
Restaurant chain O’Charley’s Inc. -based Darden owns and operates more than 1,440 Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Bahama Breeze, Smokey Bones, and Seasons 52 restaurants with annual sales of $5.7 billion, according to the company’s Web site.
In the fiscal year 2020, the number of Darden Restaurants establishments amounted to 1,804. Darden Restaurants is a multi-brand restaurant operator. The casual dining restaurant chains owned and operated by Darden are Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse, The Capitale Grille, Bahama Breeze Island Grille and Seasons 52 .
Darden Restaurants, Inc. As of April 2017, the firm owns two fine dining restaurant chains: Eddie V’s Prime Seafood and The Capital Grille; and six casual dining restaurant chains: Olive Garden , LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, Yard House and Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen.
Outback Steakhouse parent Bloomin’ Brands Inc. Such pressures have hurt Olive Garden parent Darden Restaurants Inc., DRI 0.67% which also owns Red Lobster and Outback competitor LongHorn Steakhouse. Darden’s business has fluctuated over the past year as it deals with higher food costs and tougher competition.
Darden Restaurants gift cards can be redeemed at any Olive Garden , LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, Yard House, or any other Darden-connected restaurant in the U.S. No returns and no refunds on gift cards .
As of 2014, Darden Restaurants owned 1,520 restaurants, excluding more than 700 Red Lobster locations. The Darden brands compete with restaurants owned by Brinker International (EAT), Bloomin’ Brands (BLMN), Texas Roadhouse (TXRH), The Cheesecake Factory (CAKE), and Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD).
Darden Restaurants Cheddar’s Restaurant Holding Corp.
Olive Garden gift cards can be redeemed at any Darden restaurant including LongHorn Steakhouse, Olive Garden , Bahama Breeze, The Capital Grille, Yard House, Eddie V’s or Seasons 52. Please note that lost or stolen gift cards will not be replaced.
Out of this environment emerged three American casual dining giants: TGI Fridays ($PRIVATE:TGIFRIDAYS), owned by private investment firm Sentinel Capital Partners, Chili’s ($EAT), owned by Brinker International, and Applebee’s ($DIN), owned by Dine Brands Global.
According to the corporate website Darden gift cards may be redeemed at any Olive Garden , LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, Yard House, Red Lobster or any other Darden restaurant in the U.S.
Golden Gate, a California-based private equity firm, purchased Red Lobster from Darden Restaurants in 2014 for $2.1 billion.
Darden Restaurants 1995–2014 Golden Gate Capital 2014–