Building Restaurants of the Future...Today

The Darden family of restaurants, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Eddie V’s and Yard House, has a commitment to reduce the physical footprint and amount of resources used at our more than 1,500 restaurants across the country.

This comes to life in every step of our operations, starting with the construction of our restaurants using the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards. This commitment is carried through to our restaurant design elements, which include LED lighting, low-flow sinks, water efficient landscaping, energy management systems and more. Finally, our commitment is brought to life through our restaurant Sustainability Teams, our self-selected passionate employees in our restaurants who keep us steadfast in our conservation goals.

In order to work toward our goals of energy, water and waste reduction, we utilize innovative technology in all corners of our restaurants. Our restaurants contain a myriad of sustainable technologies and advances that were not available too long ago, such as water-efficient pasta cookers, recyclable carpet, automatic light dimmers and organic recycling processes.

What does the restaurant of the future look like? Take a look. It’s already here.

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