Restaurant Careers

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Grow with Us

Our greatest competitive advantage is our people, and our team members are at the heart of everything we do. For many of our team members, Darden is a first employer and, for some, the start of a career path to management positions for those who want to grow with the company.


With more than 1,900 restaurants nationwide, you can continue to grow with us professionally from any location.

1,200 team members promoted into management annually

62% of all Managers are promoted from within 

94% of all General Managers and Managing Partners are promoted from within 

95% of all Directors of Operations are promoted from within

Our Five Winning Behaviors

Every team member matters and owns a stake in our success. To thrive at Darden, you must have a desire to win, a passion to serve, and the ability to build relationships along the way.

Our Five Winning Behaviors


  •  find ways to do our jobs a little better every day.
  •  set challenging goals and are driven to achieve them.
  •  don’t wait to be told what to do, we get things done.
  •  treat every day — good or bad — as a learning experience.
  •  make decisions that deliver great guest experiences.
Winning Behaviours


  •  identify peoples’ strengths and ensure they’re in the right jobs.
  •  lead individuals and teams that know what to do & execute well.
  •  build teams with high levels of morale & diverse perspectives.
  •  inspire and bring the best out of each other.
Winning behaviours


  •  communicate complex ideas in ways everyone can understand.
  •  solve problems & bring simple solutions to the table.
  •  create a clear picture of where we’re headed & how we get there.
  •  sort through complexity.
Winning Behaviour


  •  personally connect with our peers, team members & guests.
  •  build strong relationships across roles & functions.
  •  influence others, regardless of our role, to do the right thing.
  •  build trust by being candid, transparent, empathetic – giving credit to others.
winnig behaviours


  •  take ownership of our actions, our team, our guests and our business — we don’t give or accept excuses.
  •  speak in terms of I, We and Us, not They.
  •  take quick, corrective action if results aren’t being achieved.
  •  are nimble and shift gears comfortably as situations change, and teach others to do the same.
  •  show grit and never give up in our pursuit to win.

Hourly Team Member Opportunities

Hourly Team Member Opportunities

Start Your Journey

For many, a job with one of our brands is the start of a rewarding career with our company. For others, it is a stepping stone to further their education or other pursuits. The skills and experience we provide will help you grow and succeed with Darden, or wherever your path takes you.

We also offer a broad range of benefits to make caring for your health, finances and overall well-being easier. Click here for machine-readable files for offered health insurance carriers.

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Flexible Work Schedules

Create a schedule that works best for your needs.

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Paid Sick Leave

You earn one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, and you can use up to 40 hours of paid sick leave per calendar year.

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Weekly Pay

You receive your pay every Friday.

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401(k) Savings

If you are 18 or older, you may contribute up to 75% of your pay on a before- or after-tax basis.

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Access to Health Benefits

Eligible team members have access to multiple plans with multiple insurance carriers offered through a Private Health Exchange.

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Stock Purchase Plan

Eligible team members may purchase Darden stock at a 15% discount.


Anniversary Pay

You will earn an extra payment based on your average hours worked and your tenure after two years of service.


Best-in-Class Training

We invest $40 million a year in training our people, and it begins immediately, regardless of role.


Dining & Other Discounts

Enjoy a 25% discount on food and non-alcoholic drinks at all our restaurants for you and up to seven guests, plus 100,000 discount offers from brands you love.

For more information, and to apply at our restaurants, click tap on our brands below.

Management Opportunities

Build Your Leadership Legacy

With more than 8,000 leadership positions across the company, our Restaurant Managers play a key role in our success and bring our culture to life every day across eight iconic restaurant brands. Learn more about available opportunities to build your leadership legacy with us.

Giving Back

Hourly Team Member Opportunities

Fighting Hunger Through Our Harvest Program

We believe that being of service extends beyond the four walls of our restaurants and into the communities we serve. That is why we are committed to help in the fight against hunger. Team members at every restaurant have the opportunity to make an impact through our Harvest program, which donates nutritious, surplus food to local nonprofit partners every week.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

All employment decisions are based on merit, qualifications and abilities. We do not discriminate in our employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by the law.