With more than 2100 restaurant locations and 200,000 employees, Darden Restaurants is the world's largest full service restaurant.
It all started when William Darden started a restaurant called Green Frog in WayCross in the year 1938. Since then it has expanded itself into a multi-brand restaurant operator with several casual dining restaurants such as LongHorn Steakhouse, Seasons 52, Eddie V's Prime Seafood, Olive Garden, The Capital Grille, Bahama Breeze and Yard House. It has its headquarters in Orlando.Diversity has always been the core value of Darden in terms of suppliers, workforce which would reflect their diverse customer base. Olive Garden is the cash cow of Darden Restaurants accounting to 45% of the revenues earned by Darden.Recently they have sold Red lobster for 2.1 billion $ reducing the portfolio of restaurants to seven.