Same-Restaurant Sales Rise for Darden Restaurants

October 4, 2016

Darden Restaurants, Inc., reported its financial results for the first quarter ended August 28.

First Quarter 2017 Financial Highlights Versus Same Fiscal Quarter Last Year

Total sales from continuing operations increased 1.6 percent to $1.71 billion

Same-restaurant sales increased 1.3 percent for the quarter

+2 percent for Olive Garden

-1.2 percent for The Capital Grille

+0.0 percent for Yard House

+0.6 percent for LongHorn Steakhouse

-1.7 percent for Eddie V’s

+0.7 percent for Seasons 52

+3.9 percent for Bahama Breeze

“I’m pleased with our performance during the quarter and the progress we made against our strategic initiatives,” says CEO Gene