Darden Restaurants, Inc.
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 ®.
Darden Restaurants 1995–2014 Golden Gate Capital 2014–
ABOUT CHEDDAR’S SCRATCH KITCHEN With a recipe for success, the brand has grown to 164 company-owned and franchise locations in 29 states. In 2016, Technomic Consumer Choice Awards ranked Cheddar’s No. 1 full-service restaurant chain for guest’s intent to return.
Cheddar’s differentiates itself from the competition by claiming to use “simple, honest, natural ingredients,” and “ scratch -made recipes, handcrafted with care and time.” Ribs are slow-smoked starting early in the morning, and a glimpse into the kitchen will reveal what looks a lot more like an independent restaurant
Carrabba’s , owned by Bloomin’ Brands, and Olive Garden , owned by Darden Restaurants, seem in a race to reinvent themselves. (The restaurant group’s other brands include Longhorn Steakhouse and Bahama Breeze.)
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.
McDonald’s owns or franchises almost 39,000 of its fast-food restaurants in 119 countries. As the owner of Olive Garden , Longhorn Steakhouse, and several other restaurant chains, Darden operates more than 1,700 restaurants, most of which are in North America. McDonald’s popular quarter-pounder with cheese sandwich.
America’s changing eating habits are killing Red Lobster . The chain’s parent company, Darden Restaurants, announced on Friday it was selling Red Lobster to a private-equity firm for $2.1 billion after years of sagging sales. That is bad news for a host of other chains, including Olive Garden, which Darden still owns.
Red Lobster being sold for $2.1 billion .
Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, formerly known as Cheddar’s Casual Cafe, is an American restaurant brand based in Irving, Texas. Founded in 1979, the company has more than 170 locations in 28 states as of 2018.
“Cheddar’s” was proposed by a 5th grade class when our founders Aubry Good and Doug Rogers asked for restaurant name suggestions. We got our start in Irving, Texas in 1979 but now serve guests in 28 states.
Cheddar’s new app makes ordering your scratch-made favorites easier than ever. Find real-time directions to a restaurant, browse the menu and place & save To Go orders, all with a snap (or tap) of your fingers.