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Darden Restaurants Agrees To Acquire Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen For $780 Million; Adds A Casual

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“Cheddar’s is an undisputed casual dining value leader with broad appeal and strong average restaurant volumes,” said Darden CEO Gene Lee.
Ian Baines , CEO of Cheddar’s, will remain President of Cheddar’s and report to Gene Lee , Darden President and CEO.
Ian Baines, Cheddar’s CEO, stated, “We are excited about the opportunity to be a part of Darden.
Transaction HighlightsDarden has agreed to acquire Cheddar’s for $780 million , subject to customary adjustments.

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Darden Restaurants to buy Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen for $780 million

Olive Garden owner Darden Restaurants said on Monday it would buy Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen for $780 million in an all-cash transaction.
Darden reported earnings of $1.32 per share, versus $1.27 per share predicted by analysts, according to Thomson Reuters consensus estimates.
The company reported earnings per share above the Street’s estimate by 5 cents.
Darden said it would buy the restaurant chain from its shareholders including private equity-firms L Catterton and Oak Investment Partners.
Bank of America/Merrill Lynch is the financial adviser and Hunton & Williams is the legal adviser to Darden.

Darden Restaurants to buy Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen for $780 mln

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