The Darden family of restaurants features some of the most recognizable and successful brands in full-service dining: Olive Garden ®, LongHorn Steakhouse ®, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen ®, Yard House ®, The Capital Grille ®, Seasons 52 ®, Bahama Breeze ® and Eddie V’s ®.
In the fiscal year 2020, the number of Darden Restaurants establishments amounted to 1,804. Darden Restaurants is a multi-brand restaurant operator. The casual dining restaurant chains owned and operated by Darden are Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse, The Capitale Grille, Bahama Breeze Island Grille and Seasons 52 .
Darden has more than 1,500 restaurant locations and more than 150,000 employees, making it the world’s largest full-service restaurant company . Darden Restaurants.
|Divisions||Olive Garden LongHorn Steakhouse Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen Yard House The Capital Grille Seasons 52 Bahama Breeze Eddie V’s Prime Seafood|
If Darden focuses more on Longhorn Steakhouse, what would this mean for Outback Steakhouse, owned by Bloomin’ Brands (NASDAQ:BLMN), and Texas Roadhouse (NASDAQ:TXRH)? Longhorn Steakhouse was purchased by Darden Restaurants in 2007. Darden has about 464 Longhorn Steakhouse locations.
Darden Restaurants gift cards can be redeemed at any Olive Garden , LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, Yard House, or any other Darden-connected restaurant in the U.S. No returns and no refunds on gift cards .
Out of this environment emerged three American casual dining giants: TGI Fridays ($PRIVATE:TGIFRIDAYS), owned by private investment firm Sentinel Capital Partners, Chili’s ($EAT), owned by Brinker International, and Applebee’s ($DIN), owned by Dine Brands Global.
As of 2014, Darden Restaurants owned 1,520 restaurants, excluding more than 700 Red Lobster locations. The Darden brands compete with restaurants owned by Brinker International (EAT), Bloomin’ Brands (BLMN), Texas Roadhouse (TXRH), The Cheesecake Factory (CAKE), and Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD).
Restaurant Business called out Red Lobster as “one name to watch” in a line of restaurants that may be going bankrupt next. The chain had its credit rating downgraded earlier this year, placing it in the “poor quality and high credit risk” category.
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Outback Steakhouse parent Bloomin’ Brands Inc. Such pressures have hurt Olive Garden parent Darden Restaurants Inc., DRI 0.32% which also owns Red Lobster and Outback competitor LongHorn Steakhouse. Darden’s business has fluctuated over the past year as it deals with higher food costs and tougher competition.
Burger King announced in August 2020 that “several hundred” locations are expected to close. Burger King reported plans to close up to 250 restaurants in 2019, with closures coming into effect this year and over the next few years.
Olive Garden gift cards can be redeemed at any Darden restaurant including LongHorn Steakhouse, Olive Garden , Bahama Breeze, The Capital Grille, Yard House, Eddie V’s or Seasons 52. Please note that lost or stolen gift cards will not be replaced.
According to the corporate website Darden gift cards may be redeemed at any Olive Garden , LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, Yard House, Red Lobster or any other Darden restaurant in the U.S.