Darden Restaurants, Inc., (NYSE: DRI), the world's largest full-service restaurant company, owns and operates more than 2,100 restaurants that generate over $8.5 billion in annual sales. Our family of restaurants is comprised of some of the most recognizable, trusted and successful brands: Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Eddie V's and Yard House. We enjoy tremendous customer loyalty and ongoing growth because of our ability to bring together dining experiences of consistent quality and value.

Headquartered in Orlando, Fla., and employing more than 200,000 people, Darden is recognized for a culture that rewards caring for and responding to people. In 2013, Darden was named to the FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For" list for the third year in a row and is the only full-service restaurant company to ever appear on the list. Our brands are built on deep insights into what our guests want. Our restaurant brands reflect the rich diversity of those who dine with us. With a pledge to "nourish and delight everyone we serve," Darden has been named as a "Diversity Champion" with minorities representing 30% of our restaurant managers and women representing 41%.

Darden's scale enables us to have the best systems in the industry, including the best in training and opportunity for our people. As we continue to invest in system updates and upgrades, we're not only enabling greater consistency, accuracy and efficiency in our restaurants, but giving our people time to make the human touch an even larger part of dining with us. By combining our resources and working closely together, we're able to make every moment matter even more. For more information, please visit www.darden.com