Doing Business With Darden

Please review the options below to find the right contact within our company.


Olive Garden advertising is handled by mcgarrybowen. LongHorn Steakhouse is represented by GREY Advertising. Media planning and buying is handled by Starcom for Olive Garden and Carat for LongHorn Steakhouse.


If you are a contractor interested in learning more about Darden’s open bid process, please click here.

Facilities Maintenance & Restaurant Services

For inquiries regarding products or services related to the maintenance or operational needs of our individual restaurant locations, please contact


For inquiries regarding software, hardware, network systems, voice and data services, etc., please contact

Market Research & Consumer Insights

For inquiries regarding market research/trends and other types of consumer insights, please contact

New Business Development & International Franchising

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 For inquiries regarding International franchising, click here.


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.
Darden is committed to Supplier Diversity and we work diligently to provide opportunities for diverse suppliers to develop and grow their businesses. If you are a diverse supplier, please indicate that your company is a minority- or female-owned business in the indicated field when completing your registration. Please complete our questionnaire to ensure Darden is notified of your registration so we can review your application.

Real Estate & Market Development

If you are a real estate developer, broker or owner and have property available that meets our site selection criteria, please mail your information to: Darden Restaurants, Real Estate Department, PO Box 695011, Orlando, FL 32869-5011. 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