Doing Business with Darden
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We receive a high volume of inquiries from vendors and other parties who are interested in doing business with Darden. While we are unable to respond to all of them, this page is designed to help direct the most common type of inquiries to the right contact within our company. Please review each of the options below to determine the appropriate contact for your inquiry.

Advertising
Darden’s mass market brands (Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse) are represented by GREY Advertising. Media planning and buying is handled by Starcom.

Construction
If you are a contractor interested in learning more about Darden’s open bid process, please click here.
New Construction Bid List for all Darden restaurant construction projects out for bid and the general contractors who have been awarded bids.

Remodel Construction Bid List for all Darden restaurant remodel projects out for bid and the general contractors who have been awarded bids.

Facilities Maintenance/Restaurant Services
For inquiries regarding products or services related to the maintenance or operational needs of our individual restaurant locations, please contact facilitiesmaintenance@darden.com.

IT/Telecommunications
For inquiries regarding software, hardware, network systems, voice and data services, etc., please contact dardenit@darden.com.

Market Research/Consumer Insights
For inquiries regarding market research/trends and other types of consumer insights, please contact consumerinsights@darden.com.

New Business Development
For inquiries regarding non-traditional, domestic franchise locations (e.g., airports, campuses, military bases), acquisition opportunities, trademark licensing, and other new business proposals, please contact bizdev@darden.com.

International Franchising
Click here for inquiries regarding International franchising.
Note: We do not currently offer franchise opportunities in the United States or Canada, except non-traditional locations such as airports.

Purchasing
If you are a supplier of food or beverage products, capital equipment, furniture, smallwares, uniforms, etc., please register through our Darden Supplier Information Management System (powered by Ariba) at http://darden.supplier.ariba.com.

Upon completing the basic company information on the registration page, you will be directed to the Darden page. Please complete our questionnaire to ensure Darden is notified of your registration and can review your application.

For information on Darden's Supplier Diversity initiative click here.


Real Estate and Market Development
If you are a real estate developer, broker or owner and have property available that meets our site selection criteria, please send it to realestate@darden.com or mail your information to: Darden Restaurants, Real Estate Department, 1000 Darden Center Drive, Orlando, FL 32837.

If you do not have property available for consideration, but would like to recommend a location for one of our restaurants, please contact Guest Relations.


Travel/Events
For inquiries regarding Darden’s use of travel, hotel and event services, please contact travelplans@darden.com.