About Darden Restaurants, Inc.:
Darden Restaurants, Inc., (NYSE: DRI), the world's largest full-service restaurant company, owns and operates more than 2,100 restaurants that generate over $8.5 billion in annual sales. Headquartered in Orlando, Fla., and employing more than 200,000 people, Darden is recognized for a culture that rewards caring for and responding to people. In 2014, Darden was named to the FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For" list for the fourth year in a row. Our restaurant brands – Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Eddie V's and Yard House – reflect the rich diversity of those who dine with us. Our brands are built on deep insights into what our guests want. For more information, please visit www.darden.com.
About the Partnership:
Together, Darden Restaurants, Inc. and the Darden Foundation have donated/pledged more than $750,000 (three quarters of a million) to the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) over the past decade. Darden Restaurants, Inc. has been involved with ProStart since the late 1990’s.