Darden recently began expanding outside the United States. We are focusing on markets that have the potential for a large number of restaurants. In addition, we are selecting only well-capitalized partners who (1) have an established restaurant support infrastructure and proven management team that will ensure the success of our restaurants, and (2) are interested in developing several of Darden's brands. We are currently seeking partnership opportunities for 15+ restaurants in a territory.
We have already granted exclusive rights to develop Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse restaurants in most of the Middle East (Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates) and Latin America (Brazil, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru and Puerto Rico).
We are currently open to receiving applications in Latin America (Argentina, Chile and Venezuela) and Asia (Japan, the Philippines, South Korea, Thailand and Taiwan).
If you believe you may meet our criteria, please tell us the following through the form to the right. If we see the potential for a fit, we will contact you when we are ready to enter your market.