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Headquarters Orlando, FL
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (DRI)
Industry Restaurants, Bars & Food Services
Revenue $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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Employees say it's “OK”   696 ratings


77% Approve of the CEO   333 ratings

Darden Chairman and CEO Clarence Otis Jr.

Clarence Otis Jr.

Chairman and CEO

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Pros: The company truly treats you like family. Full Review

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Accepted Offer Reviewed 3 days ago New

Interview Details – interviewed with other GMs and an HR person. I was promoted from within and knew the right people. Outsiders don't fit in very well when they are hired. You should really understand all of the positions before you should manage here. Outside managers are not as successful. Even though I would love…Full Interview

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100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2012
America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
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