Bryan Clements is Executive Vice President of Operations for Olive Garden and an Officer of the parent company, Darden Restaurants, Inc. He is responsible for operations a company with more than 900 restaurants, 100,000 employees and more than $4.5 billion in annual sales. Bryan also leads Olive Garden’s Operations Excellence team in executing initiatives that support the brand’s business objectives.
Bryan has a strong ability to coach and develop others, inspiring passion to support business goals and achieve strong financial results. He leads a team of eight division Senior Vice Presidents of Operations and ensures that a variety of culinary, beverage, service, training and quality assurance initiatives are aligned with Olive Garden’s strategies at the restaurant level, all focused on making every guest and team member feel like family.
Bryan has worked for Olive Garden for nine years, most recently serving as Senior Vice President. He began his career with Darden as a Director of Operations for LongHorn Steakhouse in 2005 before joining Olive Garden as Regional Vice President in 2012.
Prior to joining Darden, Bryan spent five years as Director of Operations for Champs America. He graduated from University of Central Florida in 1994 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business.