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

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

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 involving restaurants in 23 states. We believe that payment card information, including card […]

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Darden Restaurants Announces Leadership Appointments

Darden Restaurants Announces Leadership Appointments

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, Seasons 52 and International Franchising while adding Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen to his leadership […]

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Darden Restaurants Completes Acquisition Of Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen

Darden Restaurants Completes Acquisition Of Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen

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 Partners. This follows the agreement that was announced on March 27, 2017. The […]

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Darden Restaurants Agrees To Acquire Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen For $780 Million; Adds A Casual Dining Value Leader To Darden's Portfolio Of Differentiated Brands

Darden Restaurants Agrees To Acquire Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen For $780 Million; Adds A Casual Dining Value Leader To Darden’s Portfolio Of Differentiated Brands

Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) today announced that it has agreed to acquire 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 Partners. Cheddar’s will add to Darden’s portfolio of differentiated brands which currently includes Olive […]

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Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen Named Favorite Casual Dining Restaurant in New Market Force Information Study

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen Named Favorite Casual Dining Restaurant in New Market Force Information Study

Pizza Ranch is favorite for pizza and buffet, Maggiano’s for Italian, Bob Evans for breakfast, Texas Roadhouse for steak and Pappadeaux for seafood Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen is America’s favorite general menu casual dining chain, according to a new study by Market Force Information (Market Force). More than 9,200 consumers were […]

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Cracker Barrel Named Favorite Casual Dining Restaurant in New Market Force Information Study

Cracker Barrel Named Favorite Casual Dining Restaurant in New Market Force Information Study

Maggiano’s is favorite for Italian, Texas Roadhouse for steak, Bob Evans for breakfast and Pizza Ranch for buffet Cracker Barrel edged out Cheesecake Factory as America’s overall favorite casual-dining chain, according to a new study by Market Force Information (Market Force). More than 6,700 consumers were polled for the study, […]

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Todd Burrowes To Rejoin LongHorn Steakhouse As President

Todd Burrowes To Rejoin LongHorn Steakhouse As President

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 Chief Operations Officer of Ruby Tuesday, Inc.  Previously, Burrowes spent more than 10 […]

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Darden Names Jeffrey Davis Chief Financial Officer

Darden Names Jeffrey Davis Chief Financial Officer

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 company, including finance and accounting, corporate reporting, corporate tax, treasury and investor relations, […]

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Darden Announces Appointment Of Chief Executive Officer

Darden Announces Appointment Of Chief Executive Officer

Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed current Interim Chief Executive Officer Eugene I. Lee, Jr. as Chief Executive Officer and director, effective immediately. Jeffrey C. Smith, Darden’s Independent Non-Executive Chairman, commented, “On behalf of the Board, I want to say how excited […]

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Restaurant Chain Growth Report 12/16/14

Restaurant Chain Growth Report 12/16/14

RestaurantData.com has released its latest Restaurant Chain Growth Report. Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units). Burbank, CA-based POQUITO MAS (founded 1984) has increased by 1 unit, from 10 to 11 (10% growth).  This quick serve Mexican concept is […]

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Darden Announces Leadership Changes And Strategic Actions

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 Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) today announced several leadership changes and strategic actions in order to increase the focus on restaurant […]

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Inside Darden's Food Fight

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.

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Darden Announces Certified Results Of 2014 Annual Shareholder Meeting

Darden Announces Certified Results Of 2014 Annual Shareholder Meeting

Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) today announced that its independent Inspector of Elections has certified the results of the Company’s 2014 annual meeting. Accordingly, shareholders have elected all 12 Starboard-nominated directors to Darden’s Board of Directors. They are: Betsy S. Atkins, Margaret Shan Atkins, Jean M. Birch, Bradley D. Blum, […]

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Darden Announces Preliminary Results Of Annual Meeting And Reconstituted Board Of Directors

Darden Announces Preliminary Results Of Annual Meeting And Reconstituted Board Of Directors

New Board Excited to Immediately Begin Working with Darden’s Dedicated Employees to Create Substantial Value for the Benefit of All Shareholders Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) today announced that, based on the preliminary vote count provided by its proxy solicitor following the Company’s 2014 Annual Meeting, shareholders have elected all […]

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