As of Nov 26, 2017, the company owned and operated 1,722 restaurants in the US and Canada, including 849 Olive Garden, 496 LongHorn Steakhouse, 153 Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen, 57 Capital Grille, 68 Yard House, 41 Seasons 52, 39 Bahama Breeze and 19 Eddie V's restaurants, and there were 77 restaurants operated by independent third parties pursuant to area development and franchise agreements.

During fiscal 2017, the company opened/acquired 159 net new restaurants (3 Olive Garden, 9 LongHorn Steakhouse, 140 Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen, 2 Yard House, 2 The Capital Grille, 2 Eddie V's and 2 Seasons 52 ). In the first half of fiscal 2018, the company opened 27 net new restaurants. The company anticipates opening 35 to 40 new restaurants in fiscal 2017, primarily consisting of Long Horn Steakhouse and Olive Garden restaurants.

At year-end, 89 restaurants were on owned sites and 1,606 were located on leased sites, including 778 land-only leases, 608 ground and building leases and 220 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 5,600 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 restaurants1,7221,6951,5361,5341,5011,431
Company-operated restaurant growth11.7%10.4%0.1%2.2%4.9%11.0%
Systemwide restaurants1,7221,6951,5361,5341,5011,431
Systemwide restaurant growth11.7%10.4%0.1%2.2%4.9%11.0%
Avg restaurant gross sq ft7,8007,8007,7007,7007,7007,700
Avg restaurant gross sq ft growth0.3%0.3%0.1%0.1%-0.0%1.0%

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