As of Aug 26, 2018, the company owned and operated 1,753 restaurants in the US and Canada, including 858 Olive Garden, 506 LongHorn Steakhouse, 157 Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen, 73 Yard House, 58 Capital Grille, 42 Seasons 52, 40 Bahama Breeze and 19 Eddie V's restaurants, and there were 71 restaurants operated by independent third parties pursuant to area development and franchise agreements.
During fiscal 2018, the company opened/acquired 51 net new restaurants (10 Olive Garden, 14 LongHorn Steakhouse, 16 Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen, 5 Yard House, 2 The Capital Grille, 1 Eddie V's and 1 Seasons 52 ). In the first quarter of fiscal 2019, the company opened 7 net new restaurants. The company anticipates opening 45 to 50 new restaurants in fiscal 2019, primarily consisting of Long Horn Steakhouse and Olive Garden restaurants.
At year-end, 91 restaurants were on owned sites and 1,655 were located on leased sites, including 806 land-only leases, 644 ground and building leases and 205 other leases.
A typical Olive Garden is approximately 7,500 to 8,500 sq ft with seating for 235 guests, while the new store prototype averages 7,700 sq ft and 240 dining seats. A typical LongHorn Steakhouse is approximately 6,000 to 6,500 sq ft with seating for 240 guests, while the new store prototype averages 5,500 sq ft and 190 dining seats. Yard House restaurants average approximately 11,100 sq ft with seating for 355 guests, while new store prototypes average 11,500 sq ft and 380 dining seats. New Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen store prototypes average 8,000 sq ft and 280 dining seats. The Capital Grille typically averages approximately 8,000 to 12,000 sq ft, 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 sq ft, with seating for 260-300 guests. Bahama Breeze restaurants average approximately 7,100 sq ft, and Eddie V's restaurants average approximately 9,000 sq ft.
|Company-operated restaurant growth||3.1%||3.0%||10.4%||0.1%||2.2%||4.9%|
|Systemwide restaurant growth||3.1%||3.0%||10.4%||0.1%||2.2%||4.9%|
|Avg restaurant gross sq ft||7,800||7,800||7,800||7,700||7,700||7,700|
|Avg restaurant gross sq ft growth||-0.0%||0.0%||0.3%||0.1%||0.1%||-0.0%|
Notes:Only includes company-operated restaurants; excludes restaurants operated by unaffiliated third parties under area development and franchise agreements