Consumer Cyclical Restaurants

Darden Restaurants Inc. | Annual Report 2023

On June 14, 2023, we completed our acquisition of Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation (Ruth’s), for $21.50 per share in cash. Ruth’s is the owner, operator and franchisor of restaurants under the Ruth’s Chris Steak House® trademark. As the acquisition was subsequent to our fiscal year ended on May 28, 2023, there was no impact to our consolidated financial statements or operations. As of the closing, Ruth’s Chris Steak House had 155 locations around the globe, including 81 company-owned or company-operated restaurants and 74 franchised restaurants.