Todd Burrowes was named President of LongHorn Steakhouse in July 2015. Todd, who is also a member of Darden Restaurants’ Executive Team, leads a company with more than 500 restaurants, 30,000 employees and $1.7 billion in annual sales.
Known for its passion for grilling fresh, tender, juicy steaks – including the signature Flo’s Filet and the Outlaw Ribeye – LongHorn welcomes guests with a warm, inviting, friendly atmosphere reminiscent of the American West.
Most recently, Todd served as President, Ruby Tuesday Concept and Chief Operations Officer of Ruby Tuesday, Inc. for two years. Prior to that, Todd spent nearly 10 years at LongHorn in key leadership positions. Todd joined LongHorn in 2002 as a Regional Manager before being promoted to Director of Management Training. In 2004, he was promoted to Regional Vice President of Operations, and in 2008 he was promoted to Executive Vice President of Operations.
Prior to joining LongHorn, Todd served as Regional Director of Operations for Corner Bakery Café for six years. He began his career with Food Service Innovations, owner of several casual dining concepts including Saltgrass Steakhouse, where he progressed to the position of Vice President of Operations.
Todd graduated magna cum laude from the University of Houston with a bachelor’s degree in History.
Darden owns and operates more than 1,700 Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, Yard House, The Capital Grille, Seasons 52, Bahama Breeze and Eddie V’s restaurants in North America, employing more than 180,000 people and serving nearly 390 million guests annually.