Darden Restaurants announced Monday that Todd Burrowes was named President of LongHorn Steakhouse. The move will take effect on Tuesday. 

Burrowes is rejoining the brand after spending the last two years as President, Ruby Tuesday Concept and Chief Operations Officer. 

Previously, Burrowes spent more than 10 years in operations leadership roles at LongHorn. He will report to Darden CEO Gene Lee.

"We are excited to welcome Todd back to LongHorn Steakhouse," Lee says. "Todd is an energetic and passionate leader who truly understands our culture and how to inspire and motivate our team members. His operational expertise coupled with his deep knowledge of the brand makes him the ideal person to lead the LongHorn team."

Burrowes has more than 25 years of experience as a restaurant operator. During his prior stint at LongHorn, Burrowes spent around 10 years in key leadership positions, including executive vice president of operations, aenior vice president of operations, and regional director of operations. 

Prior to his tenure with LongHorn Steakhouse, Burrowes served as regional director of operations for Corner Bakery Cafe and vice president of operations for Saltgrass Steak House.

LongHorn Steakhouse generated more than $1.5 billion in sales during the 2015 fiscal year. As President, Burrowes will lead all aspects of the business, which is comprised of more than 470 restaurants across 40 states. He is succeeding Valerie Insignares, who departed the company last week to pursue other interests.

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