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Host Lights Up Olive Garden with Charm, Courage

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Annemarie Dummermuth is much more than a popular host at the Olive Garden restaurant in Torrance, CA. She’s the face of the restaurant, and a smiling one at that.

FACES of Olive Garden | Lacey Gearhart

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At Olive Garden, our team members serve as the faces of our brand and ambassadors of our core values. They make an impression on every guest who walks through our front doors, delivering great food, an engaging atmosphere and unmatched service.

LongHorn Server 'Floored' by Help from Team, Darden Dimes

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When a sudden death left Server Karen Cooper’s daughter a widow and Karen’s young grandson without a father, her LongHorn Steakhouse team rallied to help the family through its darkest days.

Darden Dimes Helps Employees Weather Storm

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Who you gonna call when a storm rips holes in your roof, topples trees and knocks out your electricity? Not Ghostbusters. Not Superman. Darden Dimes!

Darden’s emergency assistance fund for employees came to the rescue of 27 team members at the Olive Garden in Spokane, WA, after a severe storm flooded homes and knocked out electricity for about 10 days late last year.

‘Every Day is Veterans Day’ for LongHorn Steakhouse Cook

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Army veteran Albert St. Clair III, a LongHorn Steakhouse line cook in Florissant, MO, knows all too well that veterans can experience difficulties when they return to civilian life. After his service in Central America in the 1980s, he was homeless for a year and a half.

Faces of Olive Garden | Ashley Nocks

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At Olive Garden, our team members serve as the faces of our brand and ambassadors of our core values. They make an impression on every guest who walks through our front doors, delivering great food, an engaging atmosphere and unmatched service.

Boy, LongHorn Steakhouse Turn Lemonade into 9/11 Meals

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Oliver Perry is a budding lemonade-stand mogul with the heart of a philanthropist. All this and he’s only 7.

The Lafayette, LA, boy earned $325 over the summer selling the favorite drink of little entrepreneurs everywhere, and he wanted to use the money to feed first responders. He got the idea after watching a YouTube video about a child who treated police officers to breakfast. Oliver’s father, Nathan, is a reserve deputy with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Faces of LongHorn Steakhouse | Chris Hefner

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At LongHorn Steakhouse, our team members serve as the faces of our brand and ambassadors of our core values. They make an impression on every guest who walks through our front doors, delivering great food, an engaging atmosphere and unmatched service.

At 87, Olive Garden Server Shows All of Us How It’s Done

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Hazel Thompson, a server at the Olive Garden restaurant in Greenwood, IN, is used to good tips.  But even she was surprised when a guest she wasn’t serving walked up and put money in her hand. “I’ve been watching you, and I’ve never seen anyone work as hard as you do,” the guest said. “I know you didn’t wait on me, but I want you to have this.” Hazel, too busy then to look at the bill, was shocked when she later saw the tip was $100. 

Darden Donates Food Every Day, Not Just on Hunger Action Day

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As a restaurant company, Darden cannot ignore the reality that millions of people need food. Nearly 50 million Americans — including 16 million children — are at risk of hunger, and not just today on Hunger Action Day

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