Darden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI) Q2 2024 Earnings Call Transcript -LSB

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Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) Q2 2024 Earnings Conference Call December 14, 2023 8:30 AM ET

Company Participants

Kevin Kalicak – IR

Rick Cardenas – President & CEO

Raj Vennam – CFO

Conference Call Participants

Jon Tower – Citigroup

Chris Carril – RBC Capital Markets

Brian Bittner – Oppenheimer

Eric Gonzalez – KeyBanc Capital Markets

Andrew Charles – TD Cowen

Brian Harbour – Morgan Stanley

Jeffrey Bernstein – Barclays

Joshua Long – Stephens

Peter Saleh – BTIG

David Palmer – Evercore

Sara Senatore – Bank of America

Patrick Johnson – Stifel

Dennis Geiger – UBS

Lauren Silberman – Credit Suisse

Andrew Barish – Jefferies

Gregory Francfort – Guggenheim Securities

Andrew Strelzik – BMO

John Ivankoe – JPMorgan

Brian Vaccaro – Raymond James

Nick Setyan – Wedbush Securities

Danilo Gargiulo – Bernstein


Hello, and welcome to the Darden Fiscal Year 2024 Second Quarter Earnings Call. Your lines have been placed on a listen-only mode until the question-and-answer session. [Operator Instructions] This conference is being recorded. If you have any objections, please disconnect at this time.

I’ll now turn the call over to Mr. Kevin Kalicak. Thank you. You may begin.

Kevin Kalicak

Thank you, Kevin. Good morning, everyone, and thank you for participating on today’s call. Joining me today are Rick Cardenas, Darden’s President and CEO; and Raj Vennam, CFO.

As a reminder, comments made during the call will include forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations and projections. Those risks are described in the company’s press release, which was distributed this morning, and in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We are simultaneously broadcasting a presentation during this call, which is posted in the Investor Relations section of our website

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