Darden to buy Yard House for $585M

Darden to buy Yard House for $585M

Darden Restaurants Inc. said Thursday it has agreed to buy Yard House USA Inc., operator of the 39-unit, high-volume, casual-dining chain Yard House, in an all-cash transaction totaling $585 million.

The Irvine, Calif.-based Yard House will join Darden’s Specialty Restaurant Group, which includes The Capital Grille, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52 and Eddie V’s. Orlando-based Darden, which also operates the Olive Garden, Red Lobster and LongHorn Steakhouse casual-dining brands,

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