Seasons 52 Completes Darden's Full Menu in Jacksonville FL
by Donny Mak
on Monday, January 1st, 2001 at 1:00am.
With the Opening of Seasons 52 at the St. John's Town Center, Jacksonville joins Orlando and 19 other large metro areas where Darden Restaurants operates all of it's six brands: Red Lobster, Olive Garden, and LongHorn Steakhouse. Operating under it's Specialty Restaurant banner are the Capital Grille, Bahama Breeze and Seasons 52. Seasons 52 will open this fall, and in addition to it's seasonally rotated menu (hence the name), it's one of the few Darden properties that is "specialty-marketed" as a true venue for social and business events.
You may not know the name, but you know their brands. Darden is headquartered in Orlando, and lays claim to being the world's largest full-service restaurant company. It's history dates back to 1938, when founder Bill Darden opened a 25-seat luncheonette in Waycross called The Green Frog. It wasn't until 1968, when Mr. Darden opened a mid-priced seafood restaurant called Red Lobster in Lakeland, when Darden started it's path to restaurant mega-success.