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Mr. Dave George

Wrong Dave George?

President - Olive Garden

Darden Restaurants , Inc.
1000 Darden Center Drive
Orlando , Florida 32837
United States

Company Description: Darden Restaurants, Inc. (Darden) operates in the full-service dining segment of the restaurant industry, primarily in the United States. As of May 25, 2008, the...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Master's Degree , Finance as well as 30 years
  • Master's Degree , Finance as well as 27 years
126 Total References
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Restaurant Partners, Inc. - RPI, 31 Oct 2014 [cached]
David George Manuchia Mr. Manuchia is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Restaurant Partners, Inc. Restaurant Partners specializes in consulting on all aspects of the restaurant industry, as well as restaurant ownership and management. The company was founded in 1992 and oversees annual sales of about $12 million with 9 different restaurant properties. Brands operated by Restaurant Partners include Sloppy Joe's (licensee of the famous Key West company), Upper Crust Pizza and Grille 29.
Prior to founding Restaurant Partners, Mr. Manuchia was an executive with Darden Restaurants, where he was one of the founding members of The Olive Garden Italian Restaurant chain. Dave had a successful 11 year career with Darden Restaurants, and was awarded the annual Chairman's Award for Outstanding Achievement on three separate occasions.
Dave has been an active member of the Central Florida non-profit community during his 28 years in Orlando.
In addition to being a past member of the Board of Directors of the Orange County Historical Society, Dave has served on the Board of The Second Harvest Food Bank, and was President of that Board for two years. Dave was also named one of Orlando's "100 Most Influential People" by The Orlando Business Journal.
"We've been focused on improving the ..., 14 April 2015 [cached]
"We've been focused on improving the dining experience at every touch point, and we're excited to give our guests the ability to customize their visit by leveraging the technology of Ziosk's tabletop tablets," said Dave George, Olive Garden president.
Darden Restaurants - Executive Leadership, 21 Sept 2014 [cached]
David George
David George President Olive Garden
Darden Announces Brand President and Marketing Leadership Changes, 6 April 2014 [cached]
Photo of Dave George Dave George has been named President of Olive Garden. George was most recently the President of LongHorn Steakhouse, a position he held since 2003. Since the brand joined Darden, he successfully grew LongHorn from 290 restaurants to a leading national brand with more than 400 restaurants today. Prior to joining LongHorn as a Vice President of Operations in 1998, George served as Vice President of Operations for Tripps Restaurants. He began his restaurant career out of college as an Assistant Manager with Houlihans, where he spent 12 years and held a number of positions with increasing leadership responsibility.
Commenting on the appointments, Darden's Chairman and CEO Clarence Otis said, "Dave is the ideal leader to guide Olive Garden in its path forward.
With Dave moving to Olive Garden, Val is a tremendous fit to lead LongHorn as we continue to expand it across the country.
David C. George ..., 5 April 2007 [cached]
David C. George
Mr. George became President of the Company's LongHorn Steakhouse division in May 2003.From October 2001 until May 2003, Mr. George was Senior Vice-President of Operations for LongHorn Steakhouse.Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Operations for The Capital Grille from May 2000 until October 2001.From April 1998 until May 2000, he served as Regional Vice President of Operations for LongHorn Steakhouse.From March 1996 until April 1998, he was a joint venture partner for the LongHorn Steakhouse restaurants in North and South Carolina.For more than five years prior to joining the Company, he served as a Vice President of Operations at Battleground Restaurant Group, a privately held, multi-concept company based in North Carolina.
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