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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.
Ranking position
#252 /380
Total score
7.8 /100
Industry Rank
Restaurants and food service #23
Food and agriculture #232
Measurement area Score Rank (0-380)

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#1 5.0 /100 #296

Ecosystems and biodiversity

#1 4.5 /100 #262

Social inclusion and community impact

#1 14.1 /100 #191
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Orlando, Florida, United States of America
Number of employees
Group revenue
USD 10,487,800,000
Ownership structure
Publicly listed

This company is part of the SDG2000, the 2000 most influential companies

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