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Darden Restaurants

Darden Restaurants operates a mix of fine dining and casual restaurants across the USA. With more than 1,850 restaurants and about 180,000 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.

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#234 /350
Total score
9.6 /100
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#1 16.9 /100 #172
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  1. 2021

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

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