Darden Restaurants Inc. said Wednesday that it plans to reorganize its Specialty Restaurant Group in a bid to decentralize the company following the departure of the group’s president, Harald Herrmann.
The Orlando-based casual-dining operator will end the Specialty Restaurant Group and decentralize the operating structure. The Capital Grille, Eddie V’s and Yard House will all report directly to Lee. Dave George, president of Olive Garden, will also oversee Seasons 52 and Bahama Breeze.
Herrmann, who founded Yard House, came to the company in 2012 when Darden bought the chain. He will remain with Darden through August as senior vice president of special projects.
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