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Darden Restaurants

Darden Restaurants operates a mix of fine dining and casual restaurants across the USA. With more than 1,500 restaurants and over 150,000 employees, Darden is among the largest restaurant companies in the world. Its most well-known restaurants include Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse. The company was founded in 1938 by Bill Darden, who opened his first restaurant in Waycross, Georgia, and previously owned by General Mills until being spun off as Darden Restaurants in 1995.

Ranking position
#247 /350
Total score
8.4 /100
Measurement area Score (0-100) Rank (0-350)

Governance and strategy

#1 0.0 /100 #267


#1 10.3 /100 #235


#1 4.3 /100 #225

Social inclusion

#1 13.3 /100 #204
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Restaurants and food service #18

Segment ranking summary

Darden Restaurants ranks 18th in the restaurants and food service segment, lagging significantly behind the rest of its peers. The company has a long way to catch up with the leaders, as it currently has no commitments to increasing the availability of healthy foods, to improving the access to healthy foods, or to diversifying its alternative protein portfolio, all topics that are material to the segment.

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  1. 2023

More about the company

Orlando, Florida, United States of America
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This company is part of the SDG2000, the 2,000 most influential companies

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