Doing Business With Darden

We receive a high volume of inquiries from vendors and other parties who are interested in doing business with Darden. While we can’t respond to all of them, this page is designed to help direct you to the right contact within our company. Please review each of the options below to determine the appropriate contact for your inquiry.

Advertising

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.

Construction

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 facilities@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 & 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 bizdev@darden.com. For inquiries regarding International franchising, click here.

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.
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 tell us if your company is a minority- or female-owned business in the indicated field when completing your registration. 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 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 travelplans@darden.com.