Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Darden Restaurants
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol DRI)
Headquartered in: 
Florida
Major Industry: 
restaurants and foodservice
Specific Industry: 
restaurants
Penalty total since 2000: 
$28,598,252
Number of records: 
16
Top 10 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
wage and hour violation$24,216,72610
employment discrimination$4,310,0003
labor relations violation$44,6252
environmental violation$26,9011
Notes: 

Parent-subsidiary linkages are based on relationships current as of the latest revision listed in the Update Log, which may vary from what was the case when a violation occurred. The penalty totals are adjusted to account for the fact that the individual entries below may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. The totals are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

Associated Names: 

Bahama Breeze; CHEDDARS CASUAL CAFE; Darden Corporation; DARDEN RESTAURANTS; GMRI; GMRI D / B / A CAPITAL GRILLE; RARE HOSPITALITY; SEASONS 52

Links: 

For an overview of this company's accountability track record, read its Corporate Rap Sheet here.

Subsidy Tracker data on financial assistance to this company by federal, state and local government agencies can be found here.


Individual Penalty Records:

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Darden Restaurants wage and hour violation 2007 private lawsuit-state $11,000,000
Darden Restaurants wage and hour violation 2005 private lawsuit-state $9,500,000
Seasons 52 employment discrimination 2018 EEOC $2,850,000
Darden Restaurants wage and hour violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $2,386,000
Bahama Breeze employment discrimination 2009 EEOC $1,260,000
GMRI Inc. wage and hour violation 2008 private lawsuit-federal $706,525
Cheddar's Casual Cafe', Inc wage and hour violation 2009 WHD $257,820
Cheddar's Casual Cafe, Inc wage and hour violation 2010 WHD $237,540
Rare Hospitality International, Inc. employment discrimination 2004 EEOC $200,000
Darden Restaurants wage and hour violation 2010 WHD $56,371
GMRI, Inc. d/b/a The Capital Grille labor relations violation 2016 NLRB $37,125
Darden Corp. wage and hour violation 2010 WHD $33,794
Cheddar's Casual Cafe, Inc. wage and hour violation 2010 WHD $29,666
Darden Corporation environmental violation 2005 CA-AG $26,901
Cheddars Casual Cafe', Inc wage and hour violation 2009 WHD $9,010
Bahama Breeze labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $7,500
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