Darden CEO Gene Lee firmly believes his employees are the heart and soul of the brand.
The pandemic forced a lot of restaurants to get lean, reduce inventories, and develop menu items executable with skeleton crews.
Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse parent Darden Restaurants said Tuesday that hourly employees at company-run stores will be paid to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the ...
Darden CEO Gene Lee is so proud of Olive Garden’s curbside business that he’d put it up against the best drive-thrus the quick-service industry has to offer.
As the calendar flips on a tumultuous year for full-service restaurants, operators are starting to plot where COVID-19 innovation falls into the 2021 picture.
The Darden Restaurants Board of Directors has elected Chief Executive Officer Eugene (Gene) I. Lee, Jr. as Chairman of the Board, succeeding Charles (Chuck) M. Sonsteby, effective January 4, 2021. ...
Over the summer, Brinker International, Bloomin’ Brands, and Dine Brands dipped into virtual waters.
Restaurateurs and industry experts have continually asked this question throughout the COVID-19 catastrophe: What disruptions will become permanent?
Darden announced Tuesday that dine-in traffic at flagship brands Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse has led to an improvement of more than 10 percentage points in same-store sales. ...
Darden Monday provided that latest update into its COVID-19-impacted business. For the fourth quarter through April 19, the company’s same-store sales declined 44.7 percent.