Darden Restaurants Invites You to Join Its Participation in The Banc of America Securities Consumer 2001 Conference

Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from Darden Restaurants, Inc.

    ORLANDO, Fla., Apr. 02 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with the Darden
 Restaurants' (NYSE:   DRI) presentation at the Banc of America Securities
 Consumer 2001 Conference in New York City at The Palace Hotel, we invite you
 to listen to the proceedings that will be broadcast live over the Internet on
 Wednesday, April 4, 2001 at 11:15 a.m. EDT with Joe R. Lee, Chairman & CEO.
 
     What:      Darden Restaurants' Participation at the Banc of America
                Consumer 2001 Conference
 
     When:      11:15 a.m. EDT, April 4, 2001
 
     Where:
      http://www.veracast.com/bas_consumer2001/webcasts/id48100909.cfm
 
     How:       Live over the Internet -- simply log on to the Web at the
                address above
 
     As the largest casual dining restaurant company in the world, Darden
 Restaurants, Inc., owns and operates over 1,100 Olive Garden, Red Lobster,
 Bahama Breeze and Smokey Bones BBQ restaurants, with annual sales of almost
 $4 billion.  Darden is headquartered in Orlando, Fla.
 
     CONTACT:  Investors, Matthew Stroud, 407-245-5550, or Media, Rick Walsh,
 407-245-5366, both of Darden Restaurants, Inc.
 
     If you are unable to participate during the live webcast, audio from the
 meeting will be archived on Darden Restaurant's website,
 http://www.darden.com.  To access the replay, click on NEWSFLASH.
 
 

SOURCE Darden Restaurants, Inc.
    ORLANDO, Fla., Apr. 02 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with the Darden
 Restaurants' (NYSE:   DRI) presentation at the Banc of America Securities
 Consumer 2001 Conference in New York City at The Palace Hotel, we invite you
 to listen to the proceedings that will be broadcast live over the Internet on
 Wednesday, April 4, 2001 at 11:15 a.m. EDT with Joe R. Lee, Chairman & CEO.
 
     What:      Darden Restaurants' Participation at the Banc of America
                Consumer 2001 Conference
 
     When:      11:15 a.m. EDT, April 4, 2001
 
     Where:
      http://www.veracast.com/bas_consumer2001/webcasts/id48100909.cfm
 
     How:       Live over the Internet -- simply log on to the Web at the
                address above
 
     As the largest casual dining restaurant company in the world, Darden
 Restaurants, Inc., owns and operates over 1,100 Olive Garden, Red Lobster,
 Bahama Breeze and Smokey Bones BBQ restaurants, with annual sales of almost
 $4 billion.  Darden is headquartered in Orlando, Fla.
 
     CONTACT:  Investors, Matthew Stroud, 407-245-5550, or Media, Rick Walsh,
 407-245-5366, both of Darden Restaurants, Inc.
 
     If you are unable to participate during the live webcast, audio from the
 meeting will be archived on Darden Restaurant's website,
 http://www.darden.com.  To access the replay, click on NEWSFLASH.
 
 SOURCE  Darden Restaurants, Inc.