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Olive Garden Company

1000 Darden Center Drive

Orlando, Florida 32837

United States

Company Description

Olive Garden is the leading restaurant in the Italian dining segment with more than 800 restaurants, more than 96,000 employees and more than $3.6 billion in annual sales. Olive Garden is a division of Darden Restaurants, Inc., (NYSE: DRI), which owns and ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

President and Chief Executive Officer

Restaurant Partners , Inc.


Longhorn Steakhouse


Grille 29 / Restaurant Supply

President of LongHorn Steakhouse

Darden Restaurants , Inc.

Vice President of Operations

RARE Hospitality International Inc

Executive Positions

Battleground Restaurant Group Inc

Area Director

Gilbert/Robinson , Inc.


Board Member
The Second Harvest Food Bank

Board Member
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta

Member, Finance Committee
Good Shepherd Catholic School

Member of Executive Board
Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce

Board Member
Orange County Historical Society


Bachelor's degree

Hotel & Restaurant Management

Michigan State University

Master's Degree

Finance as well as 30 years

Web References (156 Total References)

Darden Announces Brand President and Marketing Leadership Changes [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.

News and Media | Fact Sheets | Corporate Fact Sheet | About Us | Olive Garden [cached]

Dave George, President

Darden Restaurants - Executive Leadership [cached]

David George Presidente, LongHorn Steakhouse

Darden Restaurants - Executive Leadership [cached]

David George Presidente, LongHorn Steakhouse

Darden's CEO got 43 percent compensation bump in last year - Orlando Sentinel [cached]

Olive Garden president Dave George also received an increase in total compensation to $2.69 million from $2.39 million the previous year.

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