Olive Garden

Italian Kitchen

About Olive Garden

Olive Garden is an American casual dining restaurant chain specializing in Italian-American cuisine. It is a subsidiary of Darden Restaurants, Incorporation, which is headquartered in unincorporated Orange Country, Florida, near Orlando. As of January 11, 2016, Olive Garden operates 844 locations globally and accounts for $3.8 billion of the $6.9 billion revenue of parent Darden. Their mission statement is for the experience of warmth and caring to extend beyond their restaurant walls and into every community where they live and serve. Their restaurants throughout the US and Canada are committed to giving back to their communities through a variety of local efforts, such as delivering meals in times of need and supporting local non-profits and organization.

Employment Benefit Package

  • Competitive Salary
  • Medical/Vision/Dental/Life
  • Short and Long-Term Disability
  • Critical Illness and Accident Insurance through AFLAC
  • Dining Discount
  • Paid Vacation
  • Darden Employee Credit Union
  • Nationwide Darden Discount Mall
  • Group Legal Plan
  • Darden Dimes
  • Pet Insurance
  • Darden Savings Plan 401(k)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career advancement opportunities in a Fortune 500 company


  • Comprehensive Medical Coverage
  • Dental and Orthodontia Coverage
  • Comprehensive Vision Coverage
  • Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Short and Long Term Disability Coverage

Life and Accident Insurance

  • Life Insurance up to 6 times your salary
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Long Term Care Insurance

Wealth Building Benefits

  • Darden Savings Plan (401k) with company match at 1 year on up to 6% of earnings with variable contribution rate
  • Company Paid Retirement plan after 1 year
  • Discounted Employee Stock Purchase Plan after 1 year

Paid Vacations

  • 5 days of vacation after 3 months of employment
  • 10 days of vacation at 1-4 years of employment
  • 15 days of vacation at 5-9 years of employment
  • 20 days of vacation at 10-14 years of employment
  • 25 days of vacation for 15 or more years of employment

Additional Benefits

  • Weekly pay; quarterly bonus
  • 35% Dining Discount at all Darden brands (Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, The Capital Grille, Bahama Breeze and Seasons 52)
  • Adoption Benefit
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Legal Plan
  • Pet Insurance
  • Student Loan Program
  • Retiree Medical Coverage
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Product & Service Discount (includes auto/home insurance, computers, cell phone, etc.)