Notice of Unauthorized Access to Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen Guest Data

Orlando, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  On August 16, 2018, Darden Restaurants was notified by federal authorities that a legacy point-of-sale system of certain Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen restaurants, a concept acquired by Darden in 2017, may have been compromised in a cyberattack incident…
Darden Restaurants Announces Leadership Appointments

Orlando, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  Darden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI) today announced the appointment of Dave George as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), a new position within Darden. As COO, George will maintain his oversight of Olive Garden, Bahama Breeze,…
Darden Restaurants Completes Acquisition Of Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen

Orlando, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen (Cheddar’s) for $780 million in an all-cash transaction from its stockholders including private equity firms L Catterton and Oak Investment…
Olive Garden Takes ‘Never Ending’ To The Next Level With Never Ending Classics

New promotion features endless orders of popular entrees, including Chicken Parmigiana and Lasagna Orlando, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  Olive Garden is introducing the next phase in ‘never ending’ with its new Never Ending Classics promotion. Available in restaurants today, the new limited-time…
Olive Garden Unveils New Breadstick Sandwiches and Deep Dish Spaghetti Pies

Summer Sampling Tour Gives Families and Friends Nationwide Opportunity to Gather Around the Table Orlando, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  Olive Garden is doubling its offering of Breadstick Sandwiches and bringing new twists on an Italian classic. Beginning this week, iconic Olive Garden…
Ziosk Completes Installation of Tabletop Tablets at Olive Garden Restaurants Nationwide

Ziosk Strengthens Restaurant Payment Security Through Industry-First Point-to-Point Encryption at More Than 800 Olive Garden Restaurants Dallas, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  Ziosk, maker of the world’s first ordering, entertainment and pay-at-the table tablet, and Olive Garden today announced the completed rollout of…
Red Lobster Offers A Free Appetizer Or Dessert For Veterans Day

Orlando, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  In honor of Veterans Day, and to thank veterans, active duty and actively serving military and reservists for their service, Red Lobster is offering a free appetizer or dessert, from Monday, November 9 through Thursday, November 12.…
Olive Garden Introduces Never Ending ‘Family’ Time With New Pasta Pass

Passes Go On Sale Tomorrow and Unlock Seven Weeks of Unlimited Pasta Orlando, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  Olive Garden is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its fan-favorite promotion – Never Ending Pasta Bowl – with a new, limited offer. Beginning tomorrow, pasta…
Todd Burrowes To Rejoin LongHorn Steakhouse As President

Orlando, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) announced that Todd Burrowes has been named President of LongHorn Steakhouse, effective July 28, 2015.  Burrowes is rejoining the brand after spending the last two years as President, Ruby Tuesday Concept and…
Red Lobster Brings Back Crabfest

Event features largest variety of crab-based dishes and new types of wild-caught Alaska seafood Orlando, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  Beginning today, Red Lobster brings back Crabfest, a limited-time event with the largest variety of crab dishes ever offered on the menu and…
Darden Names Jeffrey Davis Chief Financial Officer

Orlando, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) today announced the appointment of Jeffrey Davis as its Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective July 16, 2015.  In this role, Davis assumes responsibility for the financial functions of the…
Next up for Olive Garden? More take-out and delivery options

Olive Garden, the recently floundering casual dining chain owned by Darden Restaurants DRI 0.01% , is getting its groove back and aims to continue that momentum by building up its take-out business. The Italian restaurant chain, which made headlines throughout…
Olive Garden Breadstick Bun Sandwiches Make their Menu Debut

First-Ever Food Truck Tour Kicks off to Celebrate Breadstick Fans Nationwide Orlando, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  Olive Garden is introducing another way for guests to enjoy its iconic breadsticks with a new menu offering – Signature Breadstick Bun Sandwiches served with fries…
Olive Garden to Introduce Ziosk Tabletop Tablets

New Technology Enables Olive Garden to Continue Enhancing the Guest Dining Experience Orlando, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  Olive Garden today announced it has entered into an agreement with Ziosk, makers of the world’s first ordering, entertainment and pay-at-the-table tablet, to begin the…
Restaurant People Report 3/09/15

East Coast Wings & Grill recently named Stacey Kane as Vice President of Marketing. With more than 20 years of experience working with and building multi-unit restaurant chains, some of Kane’s previous positions in the industry include Global Director of…
Darden Announces Appointment Of Chief Executive Officer

Gene Lee Appointed CEO by Unanimous Vote of Board Gene Lee Has Been Operating as Interim CEO Brings 30-Plus Years of Restaurant Operating Experience Gene Lee Appointed to Darden’s Board of Directors Orlando, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI)…
Darden Announces Leadership Changes And Strategic Actions

Actions Will Sharpen Focus on Operations and Guest Experience While Reducing Costs Plan Includes Senior Leadership Changes, Streamlining of Support and Operations Functions, and Closure of Corporate Aviation Department Orlando, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) today announced several…
Inside Darden’s Food Fight

Okapi Partners CEO Bruce Goldfarb on leading the proxy fight for Starboard in winning all the seats on Darden’s board.
Darden Announces Certified Results Of 2014 Annual Shareholder Meeting

Jeffrey Smith Appointed Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board Gene Lee to Serve as Interim CEO Orlando, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) today announced that its independent Inspector of Elections has certified the results of the Company’s 2014…