Do You Know Darden?
Have you ever eaten at any of the following restaurants?
- Olive Garden
- LongHorn Steakhouse
- Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen
- Yard House
- The Capital Grille
- Seasons 52
- Bahama Breeze
- Eddie V's
If so, then you've eaten at a Darden restaurant - one of the largest restaurant groups in the world.
Darden owns and operates more than 1,500 restaurants, employing more than 150,000 people and serving more than 320 million meals per year. This means that Darden has enormous power in how and what type of food they buy.
Darden Should Make Healthier, More Sustainable and Fairer Food Purchases!
As a leading food provider, Darden has a unique opportunity and responsibility to use its considerable purchasing power to support a healthier, fairer and more sustainable food system.
That's why Friends of the Earth (FOE) are urging Darden to "adopt greener menus that support the well-being of its customers, its workers, farmers, animals and our environment." FOE is asking Darden to ensure at least 20 percent of its food purchases adhere to the Good Food Purchasing Principles by 2020. The principles impact local economies, environmental sustainability, animal welfare, good nutrition and a valued workforce.
How Can You Help?
FOE has a petition - in the form of a letter - that will go directly to Darden urging them to adopt these principles. By signing onto the letter, you're asking Darden to make changes for the better to what might be one of your favorite places to dine.