3.4 of 5 599 reviews
www.dardenrestaurants.com Orlando, FL 5000+ Employees
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Company - Public (DRI)
Restaurants, Bars & Food Services
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year

This company has cornered not one but two dining markets: seafood and "Hospitaliano." Darden Restaurants is the #1 casual-dining operator (in terms of revenue), with about 1,825 restaurants in the US and Canada. Its flagship chains include seafood-segment leader Red Lobster and top Italian-themed concept Olive Garden. Both chains cater to families by offering mid-priced menu items, themed interiors, and primarily suburban locations. Darden also operates the LongHorn Steakhouse chain, with about 330 outlets. Other dining concepts include The Capital Grille (upscale...More

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Darden Chairman and CEO Clarence Otis Jr.

Clarence Otis Jr.

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Pros: The money was good, the atmosphere is fast paced. Best part of the job is getting to know lots of awesome people. Full Review

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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in San Bernardino, CA Sep 2010 Reviewed last week New

Interview Details – Come dressed to impress. Almost anyone can be a server if they are personable, professional, neat and courteous. Show that off in your interview! Another benefit of Darden (specifically Olive Garden) is that no prior experience is necessary. Once hired you are put through a 8-5 training class for a…Full Interview

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100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2012
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