Complete coverage of Darden Restaurants

Analysts weigh in on Darden earnings

10:44 PM EDT, September 11, 2011

Restaurants

Analysts weigh in on Darden earnings

Analysts found Orlando-based Darden Restaurants' expected first-quarter earnings surprisingly low, but they still had generally positive views of the company's performance.

Hurricane Irene brings earnings dip, Darden says

3:38 PM EDT, September 6, 2011

Hurricane Irene brings earnings dip, Darden says

Orlando-based Darden Restaurants said Tuesday that Hurricane Irene will hurt its first-quarter earnings slightly.

Darden steers LongHorn toward major growth with eye on overtaking Outback

6:42 PM EDT, August 21, 2011

Darden steers LongHorn toward major growth with eye on overtaking Outback

Orlando-based Darden Restaurants has found its next big thing inLongHorn Steakhouse.

Darden Restaurants to build solar panels

2:55 PM EDT, August 22, 2011

Darden Restaurants to build solar panels

Darden Restaurants will soon begin installing solar panel roofing at its Orlando headquarters, the company announced today.

Darden Restaurants donates $750,000 to Second Harvest

12:37 PM EDT, July 8, 2011

Darden Restaurants donates $750,000 to Second Harvest

At a time when Second Harvest is working to feed record numbers of Central Floridians --including thousands of children who face going to bed hungry -- Darden Restaurants' charitable foundation announced a $750,000 contribution to the food bank.

Darden rents from itself and saves on taxes

11:04 PM EDT, May 30, 2011

Darden rents from itself and saves on taxes

Orlando-based Darden Restaurants has cut its corporate taxes in some states by renting restaurants from itself, using a strategy that has led to challenges and millions of dollars in back taxes for some other big companies.

Lawmaker delays hearing on Darden tax-break bill

10:43 PM EDT, March 30, 2011

Lawmaker delays hearing on Darden tax-break bill

TALLAHASSEE — A hearing on a bill that would give Darden Restaurants a tax break of as much as $5 million a year was postponed Wednesday after the sponsor asked for more time to address recent questions about the legislation.

November 19, 2008

Churches work together as allies in activism

At recent meetings of FOCUS -- Federation of Congregations United to Serve -- crime has been the hottest topic.

November 2, 2008

Darden Restaurants chief Clarence Otis sticks to pursuit of success

Nearly a year before assuming the helm at Darden Restaurants in 2004, Clarence Otis met with Chief Executive Officer Joe Lee to plot the future.

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