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The Darden Menu

The Darden Menu
red lobster menu


The Green Frog

The pitch: "Service with a hop"
Size: A 10-stool lunch counter in Waycross, Georgia — Bill Darden's first restaurant, opened in 1938


Olive Garden

The pitch: "When you're here, you're family"
Size:689 restaurants
Annual revenue:$3.08 billion
Average check, per person: $15

Red Lobster

The pitch: "The taste of wood-grilled seafood"
Size:690 restaurants
Revenue:$2.63 billion
Average check, per person: $19

LongHorn Steakhouse

The pitch: "The flavor of the west"
Size:322 restaurants
Revenue:$885 million
Average check, per person: $18

Side Dishes

Bahama Breeze

The pitch: "Feed youor island spirit"
Size:24 restaurants
Revenue:$135 million
Average check, per person: $23

Seasons 52

The pitch: "Seasonally inspired healthier dining"
Size:8 restaurants
Revenue:$45 million
Average check, per person: $42


Capital Grille

The pitch: "Be wined, dined, and dazzled"
Size:37 restaurants
Revenue:$235 million
Average check, per person: $72

Revenue numbers are for fiscal 2008, except LongHorn and Capital Grille, which are 12-month estimates based on 8-month numbers reported for fiscal '08.

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A version of this article appeared in the July/August 2009 issue of Fast Company magazine.