As of Feb 26, 2017, the company owned and operated 1,545 restaurants in the US and Canada, including 843 Olive Garden, 488 LongHorn Steakhouse, 56 Capital Grille, 65 Yard House, 40 Seasons 52, 36 Bahama Breeze and 17 Eddie V's restaurants, and there were 52 restaurants operated by independent third parties pursuant to area development and franchise agreements.

During fiscal 2016, the company opened 8 net new restaurants (-3 Olive Garden, 7 LongHorn Steakhouse, 6 Yard House, 1 Bahama Breeze, and -3 Seasons 52 ). In the first nine months of fiscal 2017, the company opened 9 net new restaurants (0 Olive Garden, 7 LongHorn Steakhouse, 2 Capital Grill, 1 Eddie V's, and -1 Bahama Breeze). The company anticipates opening 24 to 28 new restaurants in fiscal 2017, primarily consisting of Long Horn Steakhouse and Olive Garden restaurants.

At year-end, 87 restaurants were on owned sites and 1,449 were located on leased sites, including 707 land-only leases, 529 ground and building leases and 213 other leases.

A typical Olive Garden is approximately 7,500 to 8,500 square feet with seating for 235 guests, while the new store prototype averages 7,700 square feet and 240 dining seats. A typical LongHorn Steakhouse is approximately 6,000 to 6,500 square feet with seating for 240 guests, while the new store prototype averages 5,600 square feet and 190 dining seats. Yard House restaurants average approximately 11,100 square feet with seating for 355 guests, while new store prototypes average 11,500 square feet and 380 dining seats. The Capital Grille ranges from 6,000 to 17,000 square feet and typically averages approximately 8,000 to 12,000 square feet, with seating for 250 to 300 guests. Seasons 52 restaurants are freestanding buildings or premier in-line sites in high traffic areas averaging approximately 8,500 to 11,000 square feet, with seating for 260-300 guests. Bahama Breeze restaurants average approximately 7,100 square feet, and Eddie V's restaurants average approximately 9,000 square feet.

Company-operated restaurants1,5451,5361,5341,5011,4311,289
Company-operated restaurant growth0.7%0.1%2.2%4.9%11.0%7.8%
Systemwide restaurants1,5451,5361,5341,5011,4311,289
Systemwide restaurant growth0.7%0.1%2.2%4.9%11.0%7.8%
Avg restaurant gross sq ft7,7007,7007,7007,7007,7007,600
Avg restaurant gross sq ft growth-0.1%0.1%0.1%-0.0%1.0%-0.2%

Notes:Only includes company-operated restaurants; excludes restaurants operated by unaffiliated third parties under area development and franchise agreements