The Darden family of restaurants features some of the most recognizable and successful
brands in full-service dining: Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama
Breeze, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Eddie V's and Yard House. Our brands are
built on decades of learning from our guests. Their culinary inspirations come from
the fishing villages of Maine, the family tables of Italy and the American West
– icons that reflect the rich diversity of those who visit our restaurants.
In fact, it’s no exaggeration to say our biggest brands have become icons themselves.
Since opening our first Red Lobster restaurant in Lakeland, Fla., in 1968, Darden
has grown to become the world’s largest full-service restaurant company. Through
subsidiaries, we own and operate more than 2,000 restaurants, employ 185,000 people
and serve more than 400 million meals a year.