Darden's Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $1.21 per share, a 10% increase from third quarter fiscal 2022, on the Company's outstanding common stock. The dividend is payable on August 1, 2022 to shareholders of record at the close of business on July 8, 2022. The new annual dividend rate of $4.84 per share yields 4.2% at a stock price of $114 for Darden.
Darden Restaurants, Inc. is a full-service restaurant company with operations in the United States and Canada. Its brands include Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen, Yard House, The Capital Grille, Seasons 52, Bahama Breeze and Eddie V's. Darden Restaurants is a Florida corporation incorporated in March 1995. The company initiated a dividend in 1995 and temporarily suspended its payment in 2020 because of COVID-19. In the fourth quarter of 2020 the dividend was reinstated.