Darden International Franchising
The Darden family of restaurants features some of the most recognizable and successful brands in full-service dining: Olive Garden®, LongHorn Steakhouse®, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen®, Yard House®, The Capital Grille®, Seasons 52®, Bahama Breeze® and Eddie V’s®. Our people equal our success, and we are proud to employ more than 175,000 team members in more than 1,800 restaurants. Together, we create memorable experiences for nearly 360 million guests in hundreds of communities across North America and the world.
As Darden continues to grow, franchising plays a key role and provides future franchise partners with a unique opportunity. International franchising and US Airport franchising opportunities for Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze and The Capital Grille are now available. We are looking for well-qualified partners who have the interest and capacity to take on one or more of our concepts in a certain market through a franchising agreement. As we explore these franchise opportunities, we’re excited to learn more about your company, the region of the world where you operate, and your organization’s capabilities and growth plans.
Franchising opportunities for Yard House, Seasons 52, Eddie V’s and Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen may become available in the future and please contact us if you are interested in joining the wait list. Learn more about the Franchisee requirements or Darden’s financial information.
Why Franchise Darden Brands
Darden Restaurants is a publicly traded Fortune 500 company and the largest full-service restaurant group in the world. Darden’s history can be traced back to founder Bill Darden’s first restaurant in 1938 and since then, we have cultivated a diverse portfolio of restaurant brands with a rooted mission – to be financially successful through great people consistently delivering outstanding food, drinks and service in an inviting atmosphere, making every guest loyal.
Being part of such a large corporation allowed us to build a successful franchise system with a proven business model and an outstanding menu that can be locally adapted. As your development partner, our world-class franchise support team will help you with design and construction, operations, training, marketing, culinary and beverage, strategic sourcing and planning.
We know that our brands have significant growth opportunities in international markets and we are looking for the right partners to join this success story.
Olive Garden is an Italian full-service restaurant concept and the leading casual dining brand in the US with over 865 locations.
LongHorn Steakhouse is one of America’s favorite full-service restaurants, offering steaks that are boldly seasoned and expertly grilled.
The Capital Grille
The Capital Grille is a fine-dining restaurant that specializes in hand-cut steaks that are dry aged in-house, fresh seafood, and an award-winning wine list.
Bahama Breeze is America’s leading Caribbean restaurant concept with food, drinks and atmosphere that you would find in the islands.
Become a Darden Franchise Partner
We focus on international markets and US Airport locations where we see potential for the success of our brands. We are looking for well-qualified partners who have the interest and capacity to take on one or more of our concepts through a franchising agreement.
Franchise partner requirements:
- Established operational experience in the restaurant, retail or hospitality industry
- A proven management team that will ensure the success of our restaurants
- Ability to develop at least one of Darden’s brands in a certain country or territory
- Well-capitalized to support investment funding
If you are interested in being part of our success story, then please complete our Business Contact Form and a member of our team will be in touch. We look at each request on an individual basis depending on the growth potential of your market and your overall qualifications.
We are looking forward to hearing from you!