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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 - Olive Garden

Darden Restaurants , Inc.

President and Chief Executive Officer

Restaurant Partners , Inc.


Executive Positions

Battleground Restaurants , Inc.

President - LongHorn Steakhouse

RARE Hospitality International Inc

Area Director

Gilbert/Robinson , Inc.


Grille 29 / Restaurant Supply


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 (154 Total References)

David C. George, age 60, has ... [cached]

David C. George, age 60, has been our President, Olive Garden and Executive Vice President, Darden Restaurants since March 2016, prior to which he was President of Olive Garden since January 2013. He served as our President of LongHorn Steakhouse from October 2007, when we acquired RARE Hospitality International, Inc. (RARE), until January 2013. Prior to the acquisition, he served as RARE's President of LongHorn Steakhouse from May 2003 until October 2007. From October 2001 until May 2003, he was RARE's Senior Vice President of Operations for LongHorn Steakhouse and from May 2000 until October 2001 was RARE's Vice President of Operations for The Capital Grille.

"Our restaurants are committed to giving ... [cached]

"Our restaurants are committed to giving back to the communities they serve, and our team members are proud of the local impact they make every day through the Olive Garden Harvest program," said Dave George, president of Olive Garden.

Dave George, president of ... [cached]

Dave George, president of Olive Garden, will assume oversight of Seasons 52 and Bahama Breeze, in addition to his current responsibilities.

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

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